Degree Plan

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Core Curriculum Requirement

10 - English Composition – 6 semester hours

  • ENGL 1301
  • ENGL 1302

20 - Mathematics – 3 semester hours

  • MATH 1314 - College Math or Higher

30 - Life and Physical Science – 7 semester hours

  • Natural Science
  • Natural Science w/Lab

40 - Humanities – 3 semester hours

  • Humanities, Literature, PHIL, Modern or Classical Lit.

50 - Creative Arts – 3 semester hours

  • ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM

60 - American History – 6 semester hours

  • HIST 1301
  • HIST 1302

70 - Political Science – 6 semester hours

  • PSCI 2305
  • PSCI 2306

80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

  • Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

90 - Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

  •  SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321
  • COSC or BCIS

Major Requirements

BS Program Requirements – 7 semester hours

  • ENGL 3430 – Professional Writing
  • SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321 (CORE)
  • COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305 (CORE)
  • Natural Science - BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS or Bio/Physical Science

Political Science General Requirements – General (Lower Division) – 9 semester hours

  • PSCI 3320 – Introduction to Public Policy
  • PSCI 3340 – World Politics
  • PSCI 4350 – Senior Capstone Seminar in Political Science

Major Program Requirements (Upper Division) – 21 semester hours

  • PSCI 3350 – Research Methods for Political Scientist
  • PSCI UD*
  • PSCI UD*
  • PSCI UD*
  • PSCI UD*
  • PSCI UD*
  • PSCI UD*

*Choose from the following electives: PSCI 3310, PSCI 3311, PSCI 3312, PSCI 3313, PSCI 4310, PSCI 4311, PSCI 4102, PSCI 4202, PSCI 4302, PSCI 4300, PSCI 4305

UD/LD Free Electives and/or Minor – 39 semester hours

  • UD Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

NOTES:

  1. s.h. = semester hours
  2. LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
  3. UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
  4. The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
  5. Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
  6. This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
  7. Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 36 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.