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Political science WITH A CONCENTRATION IN law

 

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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  

MATH 104

Quantitative Reasoning

3 Fall/Spring   C-

SK

POLS 100 or 116

American Politics or Intro to Law

3 Fall/Spring   C

MJ/SS

PHIL 206

Intro to Ethics

3 Fall/Spring    

HU

Foreign Language 103

  4 Fall/Spring    

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

ENGL 101

Composition and Reading

3 Fall/Spring   C-

SK

POLS 100 or 116

American Politics or Intro to Law

3 Fall/Spring   C

MJ/SS

POLS Introductory Course

Choose from POLS 103, 104, or 105

3 Fall/Spring   C

MJ

Social Behavioral Science 

  3 Fall/Spring    

SS

Foreign Language 104

  4 Fall/Spring    

FL

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 OR PHIL 275

Research Methods and Sources or Techniques of Philosophical Research

3-4 Fall/Spring    

MJ

POLS 202

Public Policy

3 Fall    

MJ

Social Behavioral Science 

  3 Fall/Spring    

SS

Natural Science

  3 Fall/Spring    

NS

Humanities

  3      

HU

TOTAL   15-16        


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 310

Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties

3 Spring    

MJ

PHIL 201

Logic

3  

highly recommended for major

 

EL

Natural Science

  3 Fall/Spring    

NS

Humanities

  3      

HU

POLS Upper Elective

  3      

MJ

TOTAL   15        
YEAR TOTAL   30-31        


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 320

Constitutional Law: The Structure and Power of U.S. Government

3 Fall    

MJ

POLS Upper Elective

  3  

see academic catalog for courses and prerequisites

 

MJ

Natural Science

  3      

NS

300+ Elective

  3      

EL

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 Upper Elective

  3      

MJ

Natural Science

  3      

NS

General Elective

  3      

EL

300+ Elective

  3      

EL

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      

MJ

General 300+ Elective

  3      

EL

General 300+ Elective

  3      

EL

General Elective

  3      

EL

General Elective

  3      

EL

TOTAL   15        
    30        


Summer Year 4 - if needed
EXAMPLE TEXT Enrollment in Summer courses is recommended for students who end their first year with less than 60 credit hours.

Graduation Requirements Summary
 

Minimum Total Hours Minimum Upper-Division Hours Min. Core Hours Major GPA Overall GPA
120        

 

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