2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Political Science, BS

Requirements

The BS with a major in political science requires 30 semester 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 the social sciences or business are encouraged to pursue the BS degree. This program also is recommended for students wishing to work in government or politics. Any topics courses may be repeated provided the specific subject matter changes. Students intending to do graduate work in international or comparative fields are encouraged to study relevant foreign languages. A minor is required; any minor approved for the BS degree is acceptable.

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

1. 3 hours of:

POSC 20093Scope and Methods of Political Science

3

2.

POSC 20123Introduction to American Politics

3

OR

POSC 20144Practicing American and Texas Politics

4

Students cannot receive credit for both: 3 hours

3. One of the following: 3 hours

POSC 20203Introduction to Political Theory

3

POSC 20303International Politics

3

POSC 20403Introduction to Public Law

3

POSC 20503Introduction to Comparative Politics

3

4. POSC 39xx3 (Political Science Methods): 3 hours

5. POSC 31XX3 (American Politics): 3 hours

6. Any four 30000-level or above courses: 12 hours

7. Any Political Science course (an elective): 3 hours

8. Associated Requirements: 6 hours

ECON 10233Introductory Macroeconomics

3

One of the following four:3 hours
MATH 10283Applied Calculus

3

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

MATH 10524Calculus I

4

INSC 20153Statistical Analysis

3

(A grade of "C-" or better is required in each of the associated requirements)