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Elizabeth City State University

MAJOR: B.A. in Political Science

Political Science majors must complete the following:

  1. Complete a minimum of 124 hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. The last 30 hours must be completed at ECSU.
  2. Complete General Education Core - 46 hours.
  3. Complete Major Core Requirement - 36 semester hours
  4. Complete General Electives: minimum 46 semester hours
  5. Political Science Students who minor in Public Administration should take 15 semester hours of Public Administration courses. Students also have the option of taking PAD 402 or POLS 486 as electives in addition to the 15 semester hours required for the minor.
  6. Complete 12 hours in related courses
  7. Students can opt for POLS 490 Independent Study/Special Problems as an elective course in Political Science.
  8. Must earn a grade of C or better in POLS 200, 311, and 499.

A. General Education Core

46

B. Major Core Requirements

36

POLS 200

Intro. to Political Science

3

POLS 301

American National Government

3

POLS 305

Political Theory

3

POLS 304

State and Local Government

3

PAD 200

Intro to Public Administration

3

POLS 307

American Political Ideas

3

POLS 310

American Presidency

3

POLS 311

Political Science Methods

3

POLS 402

Pol. Problems of Contemporary Africa

3

POLS 403

American Foreign Policy

3

POLS 404

Comparative Politics

3

POLS 483

International Relations

3

POLS 484

International Organization

3

POLS 499

Seminar/Research in Pol. Sci.

3

C. Related Courses

12

Select 12 semester hours from the following:

CJ 310

American Const. Law

3

CJ 406

Intro. to Jurisprudence

3

HIST 250*

Afro-American History

3

HIST 255

American History to 1877

3

HIST 256

American History Since 1877

3

HIST 385

Mod. European Hist. 1789-1918

3

OR

HIST 386

Europe Since 1918

3

PHIL 250

Intro. to Philosophy

3

PHIL 251

Soc. and Pol. Philosophy

3

D. Minor/Electives

30

Total Semester Hours Required for Degree

124

* Indicates Required Course