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
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
POL227 Intro Intl Politics - GE (SSCI)/Major4
Upper-Division Major Course3
Elective3
Elective3
Total16
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
POL220 Athens & Jerus. OR POL323 Sovereigns, Subjects, State4
Upper-Division Major Elective Course - Note 13
Upper-Division Major Course3
Total13

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
POL300 Scope & Methods of Political Science4
Upper-Division Major Elective Course - Note 13
Upper-Division Elective3
Upper-Division Elective3
Elective3
Total16
CourseCredits
Upper-Division Major Elective Course - Note 13
Upper-Division Major Elective Course - Note 13
Upper-Division Elective3
Upper-Division Elective3
Elective3
Total15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
POL390 Junior Seminar - Note 24
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Upper-Division Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total16
CourseCredits
POL4xx Senior Seminar (Writing Intensive)4
Upper-Division Elective3
Upper-Division Elective3
Elective3
Total13

Notes

Twelve (12) credits are to come from courses in one of the following sub-fields (concentrations): American government, political theory, comparative politics, international politics, law. The remaining six (6) credits are to be in courses from the other four sub-fields.

Optional course to prepare students for the demands of the senior seminar. May count toward the sub-field requirement or as an upper-division Political Science elective.

Total Credits: 121-122