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Degree requirements checklist

Required Courses Credit Hours
Mathematics requirement
1 course at MATH 119 or above
PSYC 203 or BUS 221
5
Humanities, Social Sciences required courses
3 Humanities Courses including HUM 202, 204 or 206 + 2 300 level humanities (including PHIL, HIST, COMM)
3 courses in 2 different Social Sciences (Political Science, Sociology or Psychology) with at least one course at the 300 level and 6 credit hours in one field
21
Natural Sciences required courses
You can opt to take 3 natural science courses and 2 labs for a total of 11 credit hours, or you can take 4 natural science courses without labs for a total of 12 credit hours
11
Computer Science requirement
CS 104, 105, 110, 115
2
Political Science requirement
8 core courses (see next page for specific list)
24
Required major electives
Select any 4 PS course
12
Free electives
You decide!
45
Interprofessional Projects
2 IPRO classes; 1st one can be IPRO 397
6
Total Credit Hours in PS 36
Total Credit Hours 126

Political Science Major Checklist

Courses Credit Hours Semester Offered
PS or SSCI 100 (Introduction to the Profession) 3 Spring
PS 200 (American Government) 3 Fall
SSCI 209 (Research Methods) 3 Fall
SSCI 210 (Social and Political Thought) 3 Fall
PS 230 (International Relations)
or
PS 232 (Introduction to Comparative Politics)
3 Fall/Spring
PS 306 (Politics and Public Policy)  3 Spring/Fall

PS 315 (Urban Politics)
or
SSCI 354 (Urban Policy)

3 Spring

PS 490 (Senior Seminar) or

PS 408 (Policy Analysis) or

PS 486 (Planning, Fundraising and Program Evaluation)

3 Fall
4 PS Electives (Any 4 political science courses of your choosing) 12 Every