Dec 06, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, B.A., Specialization in Campaigns and Elections


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This specialization is designed for students interested in pursuing careers or graduate study in practical politics, including campaign management, lobbying, issue advocacy, and related fields. Students will study topics covering voter behavior, electoral systems, political campaigns, and the role of the media.

Requirements for the liberal arts major in political science with a specialization in campaigns and elections


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. Campaigns and elections specialization required courses


D. One course (4 credits) from the comparative and international politics field


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

E. One course (4 credits) from the political theory and political thought field if PS 3080 is not elected from the specialization elective list above


See the list of political theory and political thought courses  - category #3 under the three fields of political science.

Note


Students using this catalog to meet political science with a specialization in campaigns and elections 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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