Political Science - Public Service
Major: Political Science - Public Service Option
Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 120
General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree
- A list of approved general education courses is available here .
- General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, should they apply.
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree – The completion of a minor program of study, a second major, or a second degree is required.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree – Second year language proficiency at college level required.
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences College Requirements
An additional 9 credits are required by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for all Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree programs of study, except the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, the Bachelor of Music degree, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree, and the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree:
|AH&SS College Requirements|
Courses used to satisfy any general education requirement cannot be used to also count toward the AH&SS College Requirements. A minimum of three credits is required in each of the 3 following areas for a total of 9 credits. Choose only those courses with the prefixes listed for each area. A course with the WGS prefix can only be used in one area.
|Area One: Humanities||3|
ARB, ENGL, FREN, GERM, HIST, HUM, PHIL, RELS, SPAN, or WGS
|Area Two: Social Sciences||3|
ANTH, CJ, COMM, EMGT, POLS, SOC, or WGS
|Area Three: Fine Arts||3|
ARCH, ART, ENVD, LA, MUSC, or THEA
|POLS 110||Introduction to Political Science (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|or POLS 115||American Government|
|POLS 220||International Politics||3|
|or POLS 225||Comparative Politics|
|POLS 240||Political Ideologies||3|
|POLS Elective||100 or 200 level||3|
|STAT 330||Introductory Statistics (May satisfy general education category R)||3|
|Political Science - Public Service Emphasis:|
|POLS 215||Problems and Policies In American Government||3|
|POLS 325||Applied Research Methods||4|
|or CJ 325||Applied Research Methods|
|POLS 420||Political Behavior-Executive-Legislative Process||3|
|POLS 422||State and Local Politics||3|
|POLS 423||Public Policy Analysis||3|
|POLS 430||Constitutional Law-Civil Liberties||3|
|or POLS 431||Constitutional Law-Criminal Justice|
|POLS 442||Global Policy Issues||3|
|or POLS 444||International Law|
|or POLS 446||Current Topics in International Law|
|POLS 450||Politics of the Developing Countries||3|
|or POLS 451||Politics of the Industrialized Countries|
|or POLS 452||Comparative Political Economy|
|POLS 489||Senior Seminar||3|
|POLS 496||Field Experience||9|
|Supplemental Requirements: Pre-requisites apply to all courses. Select 5 courses from the following:||15|
|Elements of Accounting I|
|Elements of Accounting II|
|Foundations of Management|
|Organizational Communication I|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Emergencies, Disasters, and Catastrophes|
|Business and Professional Writing|
|Children, Families and Public Policy|
Degree Requirements and Notes
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 required in courses with the POLS prefix.