Oct 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History & Political Science, Political Science Concentration, B.A.


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Political science is the study of government institutions, the public policies they develop and implement, and the political processes and forces that shape those institutions and policies. Using social science methodologies, political scientists also compare political systems across nations, explore the intersection of politics and economics , study the dynamics of international relations, and engage in normative debates about what politics should be and should result in.

Mission and Outcomes: Political Science

  1. Students completing the political science concentration will have mastered the global learning objective of civic knowledge. This encompasses being able to apply political science theories and methods of inquiry to a host of political phenomena.
  2. Students will be versed in four sub-disciplines of political science: American Government, Political Theory, Comparative Politics, and International Relations.
  3. Students will be prepared for graduate-level study in social science or professional fields, as well as for careers requiring the ability to master a substantial field of knowledge, research issues credibly, and write effectively.
  4. Students will be able to use their skills to assume leadership roles in civic and professional organizations.

Political Science Concentration - 49 Credit Hours


Complete the following:

Complete ONE of the following sequences for a total of 6 credit hours:


Complete 6 credit hours in a foreign language sequence (each of the two, 3-credit courses in the foreign language sequence must be in the SAME foreign language).

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OR:


Complete the following math sequence:


Select ONE of the following International Relations courses:


*Or an international relations-related course from another UMS Campus, with your advisor’s approval)

Select ONE of the following Political Theory courses:


(*Or a political theory-related course from another UMS Campus, with your advisor’s approval)

Select ONE of the following Comparative Politics courses:


(*Or a comparative politics-related course from another UMS Campus, with your advisor’s approval)

Select ONE of the following American Government courses:


(*Or a comparative politics-related course from another UMS Campus, with your advisor’s approval)

Complete 18 credit hours of upper level (300-400) Political Science courses:


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Complete 9 credit hours of History courses:


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Select general electives to bring total earned hours to 120


Total credits required for degree: 120


  • Minimum cumulative GPA for graduation: 2.00
  • Cumulative GPA in the major and concentration: 2.25

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