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2009 - 2011 Catalog 
    
2009 - 2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, B.S.


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The study of political science develops knowledge and understanding of national and international government, politics, and policy. The program prepares students for careers in public service and private business, as well as for graduate work leading to careers in a variety of areas including law, public administration, policy analysis, foreign service, journalism, and University teaching. Proximity to Washington, D.C., allows enhancement of traditional classroom work with opportunities to observe the federal government in operation.

Curriculum for a Major in Political Science


Total hours required, 36 Hours:


Elective courses, 18 Hours:


  •  Any 300- or 400-level course in political science* OR
Note(s):

Most 300- and 400-level political science courses can only be offered every other year. Students should plan their schedules accordingly. 

*No more than six hours of PSCI 443 Internship in Government , can be counted toward the political science major or minor (additional internship hours will be considered as general electives).

Curriculum for a Major in Political Science, International Concentration


Total hours required, 36 Hours:


Elective courses, 6 Hours:


  •  Any 300- or 400-level courses in political science except for the international elective courses listed above.

Note(s):


In addition, the student is required to complete 12 semester hours in the same foreign language and to demonstrate intermediate competence in that language by achieving a score specified by the department on a standardized language examination and by passing an interview with the modern language faculty.

Study Abroad: The department recommends study abroad for a summer, a semester, or a year, and will be inclined to accept credits earned abroad in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the international concentration.

*No more than six hours of PSCI 443 Internship in Government , can be counted toward the political science major or minor (additional internship hours will be considered as general electives).

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