Requirements

Graduates may earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Political Science.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science—POSC (27 hours)

All of the following:

  • POSC 201 American Politics 3 hours 
  • POSC 204 Political Thought 3 hours 
  • POSC 206 International Politics 3 hours 
  • POSC 207 Comparative Politics 3 hours 
  • POSC 210 Research Methods in Political Science 3 hours

Four of the following (12 hours):
American Politics and Law

  • POSC 307 Introduction to American Law 3 hours 
  • POSC 313 Mass Media and Public Opinion 3 hours 
  • POSC 314 Political Participation 3 hours 
  • POSC 315 Political Parties and Interest Groups 3 hours 
  • POSC 320 Congress and the Legislative Process 3 hours 
  • POSC 322 The Presidency 3 hours 
  • POSC 323 The U.S. Constitution 3 hours 
  • POSC 324 American Civil Liberties 3 hours 
  • POSC 325 American Political Development 3 hours 
  • POSC 355 Public Administration 3 hours

Comparative Politics

  • POSC 203RM Contemporary Italian Problems 3 hours 
  • POSC 304 Latin American Politics 3 hours 
  • POSC 329 Middle East Politics 3 hours 
  • POSC 330 Comparative Politics Proseminar 3 hours 
  • POSC 360 The Politics of Race 3 hours 
  • POSC 365 Gender and Politics 3 hours 
  • POSC 370 Democratization 3 hours

International Politics

  • POSC 316 International Law and Organization 3 hours 
  • POSC 319 The Global Politics of International Development 3 hours 
  • POSC 326 Global Environmental Politics 3 hours 
  • POSC 333 Transnational Feminisms 3 hours 
  • POSC 346 The Politics of Globalization 3 hours 
  • POSC 416 United States Foreign Policy 3 hours

Political Theory

  • POSC 301 The Quest for Human Rights 3 hours 
  • POSC 341 Politics and Religion 3 hours 
  • POSC 342 American Political Thought 3 hours 
  • POSC 344 Catholic Political Thought 3 hours 
  • POSC 350 Politics and Film 3 hours

Other courses

  • POSC 390 Special Topics in Political Science 1–3 hours