Begin Date: Summer Session 1992
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR LAWRENCE A. SCAFF, Head
The Political Science major offers the student an opportunity to understand not only American federal, state, and local governments, but also the political systems of other nations and the philosophies that underlie them. Courses are offered in American, comparative, and international politics, and in political theory and methodology. Internship opportunities are available.
For the B.A. degree in Political Science, a minimum of 124 credits is required.
POLITICAL SCIENCE MINOR: Students must take a total of 18 credits (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) in Political Science, including one course in each of the following areas: American, Comparative, International Relations, and Theory.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 18 credits
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 36 credits
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (36 credits)
(In meeting these requirements, students must take at least one course at any level from the four fields offered in the department: Political Theory/Methodology, American Politics/Public Administration, Comparative Politics, and International Relations)
Select 12 credits from below the 400 level (Sem: 1-6)
Select 15 credits from the 400 level and above in political science (Sem: 3-8)
Select 9 credits in political science or related disciplines in consultation with the adviser (Sem: 3-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1992
Blue Sheet Item #: 20-04-006
Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)