2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Political Science, BA

Requirements

The BA with a major in political science requires 30 hours of political science courses passed with a grade of "C-" or better and a maximum of 13 hours below the 30000 level.

A maximum of 6 hours, may be applied toward major requirements

POSC 31990International Residential Study

1.00-20.00

POSC 33023International Organizations Research

3

POSC 34073Moot Court

3

POSC 40003Senior Honors in Political Science

3

POSC 40910Washington Internships

1.00-12.00

POSC 40960Civic Literacy Internships

3

POSC 40970Independent Study in Political Science

1.00-20.00

Any topics courses may be repeated provided the specific subject matter changes. The three-hour seminar taken in conjunction with the Washington Center Internship Program may be counted in addition to six hours of internship.

Students intending to do graduate work in international or comparative fields are encouraged to continue foreign language study beyond the 20000 level. A minor is required; any minor approved for the BA degree is acceptable.

Specific requirements are as follows: Political Science BA, 30 hours

1. 3 hours of:

POSC 20203Introduction to Political Theory

3

2. Any two of the following: 6 hours

POSC 20093Scope and Methods of Political Science

3

 

POSC 20123Introduction to American Politics

3

OR

POSC 20144Practicing American and Texas Politics

4

 

POSC 20303International Politics

3

POSC 20403Introduction to Public Law

3

POSC 20503Introduction to Comparative Politics

3

3. POSC 32XX3 (Political Theory): 3 hours

4. Any five 30000-level or above course: 15 hours

5. Any Political science course (an elective): 3 hours