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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, B.A.

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Requirements for the liberal arts major in political science, B.A. program

The major requires a minimum of 40 credits in political science as outlined below. Credit toward the major will only be allowed for courses completed with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

A. Core – 16 credits

B. At least one 4-credit course selected from each of the three fields of political science – 12 credits

C. The remaining 12 credits are elective courses with the following restrictions

Only 4 credits of

And no more than a total of 12 credits from below will be accepted in the major

Requirements for a major in political science with other concentrations

Students in political science may pursue a regular major in political science with a number of interdepartmental concentrations. These include, among others, American studies, applied statistics, human and industrial relations, and criminal justice.

Recommended courses for pre-law students

It is recommended that political science majors interested in law school elect the law related courses given by the department: PS 241 - Law and Politics , PS 340 - U.S. Constitutional Law , PS 341 - Civil Rights and Civil Liberties , PS 342 - The Judicial Process . For advice in planning for law school, contact the department’s pre-law adviser, Julie Walters. The student should also read the Pre-law Studies section of this catalog.

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