Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government
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Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government

This is a sample program incorporating the 37 credits for the Politics and Government major as well as the General Education requirements. It is not necessary to follow this program, but it can be used as a guide in preparing each semester’s schedule.

(Applicable for the 2017-2018 Bulletin.)

First Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
DIA 100, Dialogue1
POL 110, Power and Politics in America, POL 120, Comparative Politics, or POL 130, International Politics3
FYS 100, First-Year Seminar3
M 114, Everyday Statistics3
Foreign Language 110 or Diversity course3
AUCW3
Total Credits = 16

First Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
Social Science (EC, PSY, or SOC)3
POL 200W, Politics, or POL Area 1 elective3
WRT 110, Academic Writing I3
AUCT (not AUCT 150)4
Foreign Language 111 or Humanities elective3
Total Credits = 16

Second Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
POL 200W, Politics, or POL Area 1 elective3
WRT 210, Foundations of Argument3
Humanities elective3
Lab Science4
AUCA3
Total Credits = 16

Second Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
POL 201, Conduct of Political Inquiry4
ART, CIN, DRA, or HLM 1003
AUCC3
Social Science (EC, PSY, or SOC)3
Information Technology Literacy course3
DIA 200, Career Dialogue1
Total Credits = 17

Third Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
POL Area 2 elective3
POL W Course (332W, 340W, 341W, 342W, 343W, 353W)3
Humanities elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total Credits = 15

Third Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
POL Area 3 elective3
POL free elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total Credits = 15

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
POL 400, Capstone Seminar3
POL Area 4 elective3
Writing Intensive course3
Elective3
Elective3
Total Credits = 15

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
POL free elective3
POL free elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total Credits = 15

The Politics and Government major requires a total of 37 credits including four courses (POL 110, 120 or 130, POL 200W, POL 201 and POL 400) as well as 24 addition POL elective credits.  Majors must take POL elective credits in four of the five POL areas and at least 15 of the 24 elective credits must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.

POL Elective Areas:

American Politics and Government (APG): POL 210, 213, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 419

Comparative Politics and Government (CPG): POL 222, 225, 321, 322, 323, 324, 421, 429

International Politics (IP): POL 231, 330, 331, 332W, 429

Political Theory (PT): POL 240, 340, 341, 342, 343, 449

Law and Politics (LP): POL 250, 351, 353W, 450, 451, 452, 453, 459