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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

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


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

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of coursework 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.

Schedule of Classes


Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

General Education Requirements


In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundations, Explorations, and Integration. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements   section of the catalog.

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


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.

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.

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