This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Political Science

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
POL229 Comparative Politics - GE (WRLD)/Major4
Total16
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
POL216 Amer Govt & Politics - GE (USST)/Major4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3-4
Total16-17

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
POL227 Intro Intl Politics - GE (SSCI)/Major4
Upper-Division Major Course3
Upper-Division Major Course3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Total13
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3-4
POL220 Athens and Jerusalem: Political Thought in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds (WEST)4
Upper-Division Major Course3
Upper-Division Elective3
POL300 Scope and Methods of Political Science3
Total16-17

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Upper-Division Major Course3
Upper-Division Major Course3
Upper-Division Elective3
Upper-Division Elective3
Upper-Division Elective3
Total15
CourseCredits
Upper-Division Major Course3
Upper-Division Major Course3
Upper-Division Elective3
Upper-Division Elective3
Elective3
Total15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total15
CourseCredits
POL4xx Senior Seminar (Writing Intensive)3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total15

Total Credits: 121-123