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Majors, Minors and Honors


The Political Science Major

To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, a student is required to take 30 hours of political science courses in addition to the normal general education requirements expected for all degrees. Those 30 hours consist of the following:

  • PSC 2310: American National Government
  • PSC 3350: Comparative Politics
  • PSC 3355: International Relations
  • PSC 3360: Modern Political Philosophy
  • Nine hours from PSC 2000 or 3000 level courses
  • Nine hours from PSC 4000 level courses

The student must minor in some other field of study. The B.A. degree in political science also requires  two years of a foreign language at the college level.

Minor in Political Science

  • A political science minor requires 18 hours of political science courses:
  • PSC 2310: American National Government
  • PSC 3350: Comparative Politics
  • PSC 3355: International Relations
  • PSC 3360: Modern Political Philosophy
  • Six hours from PSC 2320, 3305, 3310, 3375, 4330, 4335, 4340, 4350, 4360, or 4370

Honors in Political Science

To be admitted to the honors program in political science, a student must have completed at least 60 hours of college work, including 18 hours of political science, with an overall and political science GPA of 3.25 or better.  Students will complete seven hours of honors credit, including PSC 4X96: Honors Tutorial, and 4X97: Senior Thesis.