Apr 13, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, B.A., Specialization in Courts, Justice, and Politics


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This specialization is designed for students interested in pursuing a career or graduate study in law, rights advocacy, lobbying, and related fields. Students will study topics covering various aspects of law, including the lawmaking process, the judicial process, constitutional law, civil rights, and civil liberties.

Requirements for the liberal arts major in political science with a specialization in courts, justice, and politics


The major requires a minimum of 44 credits in political science as outlined below. Credit toward the major will only be allowed for courses completed with a grade of C or higher.

B. Specialization required courses


D. One additional course (4 credits) in political science (PS)


E. One course selected from the comparative and international politics field if PS 3660 not elected from the specialization elective list above


See the list of comparative and international politics courses  - category #2 under the three fields of political science.

Note


Students using this catalog to meet political science with a specialization in courts, justice, and politics major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements in the electives categories and published in a later catalog.

Additional Information


In addition to these major requirements, students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences College Exploratory Requirement, and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.

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