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Political Science BS

—American Government and Public Policy Emphasis
—International Relations and Comparative Politics Emphasis
—Public Law and Political Philosophy Emphasis

Political Science BS
Course Number and TitleCredits
UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
FW ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
FW ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
FM Mathematics course3-4
FN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab4
FN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course in a second field3-4
FA Arts course3
FH Humanities course3-4
FS POLS 101 American National Government3
FS Social Sciences course in a second field3
POLS 200 Introduction to Politics3
POLS 298 Introduction to Political Inquiry3
POLS 398 Advanced Political Science Methods3
FF POLS 499 Capstone Research Seminar3
SPS 200 Careers in Public Service3
SPS 240 Playing with Public Data3
FC SPS 300 Communication in Public Sphere3
Take two (2) of the following courses:
POLS 300 American Political Institutions & Behavior
POLS 305 Comparative Politics: Theories, Methods, and Political Processes
POLS 306 International Relations: Actors, Interactions, and Methods
POLS 315 Political Philosophy
6
Upper-division political science elective courses.
(A student may use no more than three (3) credits of POLS 493 and three (3) credits of POLS 494.)
9
Area of Emphasis Requirements
A minimum of 12 credits must be completed in the student’s chosen area of emphasis (see specific courses below).

American Government and Public Policy Emphasis

American Government and Public Policy Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
POLS 400 Women and Politics
POLS 401 Political Parties and Interest Groups
POLS 402 Campaigns and Elections
POLS 404 Urban Politics
POLS 405 American Chief Executive
POLS 406 Legislative Behavior
POLS 407 American Policy Process
POLS 409 Environmental Politics
POLS 410 Public Finance
POLS 411 Applied Strategic Communication
POLS 412 Ethics in Public Policy
POLS 413 Organizational Theory & Bureaucratic Structure
POLS 414 Comparative State Politics
POLS 415 Seminar in American Political Institutions
POLS 416 Seminar in American Political Behavior
POLS 417 Political Psychology
POLS 418 Public Opinion
POLS 419 Political Communication
POLS 438 Applied Campaign Management
POLS 440 American Political Thought
POLS 446 Constitutional Law
POLS 447 Civil Liberties
POLS 448 Women and the Law
POLS 449 Law, Politics, and Society
12
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits4
Electives to total 120 credits31-34
Total120

International Relations and Comparative Politics Emphasis

International Relations and Comparative Politics Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
POLS 420 Comparative Foreign Policy
POLS 421 International Law and Organization
POLS 422 Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe
POLS 423 Latin American Politics
POLS 424 Canadian Politics
POLS 425 Politics in Asia
POLS 426 European Politics
POLS 427 Politics of Africa
POLS 428 Seminar in Contemporary Comparative Politics
POLS 429 International Political Economy
POLS 430 US Foreign Policy
POLS 431 Seminar in Contemporary International Relations
POLS 432 Civil War and Terrorism
POLS 434 Environmental Security
POLS 435 Global Democracy
POLS 436 Oil, Development, and Democracy
POLS 445 International Trade and Investment Law
12
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits4
Electives to total 120 credits31-34
Total120

Public Law and Political Philosophy Emphasis

Public Law and Political Philosophy Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
POLS 440 American Political Thought
POLS 441 Classical Political Thought
POLS 442 Modern Political Thought
POLS 443 Contemporary Political Thought
POLS 445 International Trade and Investment Law
POLS 446 Constitutional Law
POLS 447 Civil Liberties
POLS 448 Women and the Law
POLS 449 Law, Politics, and Society
POLS 451 Seminar in Judicial Politics
POLS 452 Seminar in Political Philosophy
12
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits4
Electives to total 120 credits31-34
Total120