political science

 

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FIRST YEAR

Semester 1
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

ENGL 100

Fundamentals of English

3 Fall/Spring   C

SK

MATH 104

Quantitative Reasoning

3 Fall/Spring   C

SK

POLS

Introductory Sequence

3 Fall/Spring

Choose from POLS 100, 103, 104, 105, or 202

C

MJ/SS

Humanities

  3 Fall/Spring

 

 

HU

Foreign Language 103

  4      

FL

TOTAL   16        


Winterim Year 1 - optional
Consult with your advisor whether winterim is appropriate for you in your first year.

 


 

Semester 2
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

POLS

Introductory Sequence

3 Fall/Spring

Choose from POLS 100, 103, 104, 105, or 202

C

MJ/SS

POLS

Introductory Sequence

3 Fall/Spring

Choose from POLS 100, 103, 104, 105, or 202

C

MJ/SS

Foreign Language 104

  4 Fall/Spring    

FL

Natural Science

  3      

NS

ENGL 101

Composition and Reading

3 Fall/Spring  

C-

SK

TOTAL   16        
YEAR TOTAL   32        


Summer Year 1 - optional
Enrollment in Summer courses is recommended for students who end their first year with less than 30 credit hours.  

SECOND YEAR

Semester 1
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

POLS 200 

Research Methods and Sources

4 Fall

Prerequisite: POLS introductory sequence

 

MJ

POLS Advanced Course

  3  

Refer to academic catalog

 

MJ

Social and Behavioral Science

  3      

GE

Humanities 

  3      

GE

Natural Science

  3      

GE

TOTAL   16        


Winterim Year 2 - optional
Enrollment in Winterim courses is strongly recommended for students who have accumulated less than 45 credits.   

 

 

Semester 2
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

POLS Advanced Course

  3   Refer to academic catalog  

MJ

POLS Advanced Course

  3   Refer to academic catalog  

MJ

Social and Behavioral Science

  3      

GE

Humanities 

  3      

GE

Natural Science

  3      

GE

TOTAL   15        
YEAR TOTAL   31        


Summer Year 2 - optional
Enrollment in Summer courses is strongly recommended for students who end their second year with less than 60 credit hours. 

THIRD YEAR

Semester 1
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

POLS 300+ elective

  3   Refer to academic catalog  

MJ

POLS 300+ elective

  3   Refer to academic catalog  

MJ

Humanities 

  3      

GE

Natural Science

  3      

GE

General Elective

  3      

EL

TOTAL   15        


Winterim Year 3 - optional
Enrollment in Winterim courses is strongly recommended  for students who have completed less than 75 credit hours.  

 

 

Semester 2
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

POLS 300+ elective

  3   Refer to academic catalog  

MJ

General 300+ elective

  3      

EL

General 300+ elective

  3      

EL

General 300+ elective

  3      

EL

General 300+ elective

  3      

EL

TOTAL   15        
YEAR TOTAL    30        


Summer Year 3 - optional

Enrollment in Summer courses is strongly recommended for students who end their third year  with less than 90 credit hours.  

FOURTH YEAR

Semester 1
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

General 300+ elective

  3      

EL

General 300+ elective

  3      

EL

General 300+ elective

  3      

EL

General Elective

  3      

EL

General Elective

  3      

EL

TOTAL   15        


Winterim Year 4 - optional
Enrollment in Winterim courses is strongly recommended for students who have completed less than 105 credit hours. 

 

 

Semester 2
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

POLS 445

Senior Seminar

3  

Prerequisite: Senior Standing

 

MJ

General 300+ elective

  3      

EL

General 300+ elective

  3      

EL

General Elective

  3      

EL

General Elective

  3      

EL

TOTAL   15        
YEAR TOTAL   30        


Summer Year 4 - if needed
Enrollment in Summer courses is strongly recommended for students who have not completed the required 120 hours.

Graduation Requirements Summary
 

Minimum Total Hours Minimum Upper-Division Hours Min. Core Hours Major GPA Overall GPA
120 36 38-39 2.0 2.0

 

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