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Curriculum Guide for Political Science Majors with a Public Administration Minor

Freshman Year

First Semester

Course and number

Semester hrs

GE 122

Freshman Seminar

1

GE 102

English Comp and Grammar

3

GE 115

College Algebra

3

GE 140

World Civilization I

3

GE

Natural Sci./Lab

4

GE

Physical Ed. Activity

1

GE 185

Health Concepts

2

 

 

17

Second Semester

GE 141

World Civilization II

3

GE 103

English Comp and Vocabulary

3

GE

Fine Arts/Communications

2

GE

Natural Sci./Math

3

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3

GE

Physical Ed. Activity

1

 

 

15

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Course and number

Semester hrs

GE

Fine Arts/Communications

2

GE 201

World Literature I

3

HIST 250*

African-American History I

3

HIST 255*

American Hist. to 1877

3

PHIL 250

Intro. to Philosophy

3

 

 

14

Second Semester

GE

Language & Literature

3

HIST 256*

American Hist. Since 1877

3

CSC 111*

Intro. to Computing

3

POLS 298

American Natl. Gov't.

3

POLS 305

Political Theory

3

PAD 200

Intro. to Public Administration

3

 

 

18

Junior Year

First Semester

Course and number

Semester hrs

 

Minor/Electives

3

HIST 385*

Mod. Eur. Hist. 1789–1918 or

 

HIST 386*

Europe Since 1918

3

POLS 299

State and Local Government

3

POLS 311

Political Science Methods

3

PAD 301

Public Personnel Admin.

3

 

 

15

Second Semester

CJ 310*

American Const. Law

3

POLS 310

American Presidency

3

PAD 302

Public Finance and Budget

3

PAD 401

Introduction to Public Policy

3

 

Minor/Electives

3

 

 

15

Senior Year

First Semester

Course and number

Semester hrs

PAD 400

Org. Theory and Behav. Theory

3

POLS 403

American Foreign Policy

3

POLS 483

International Relations

3

POLS 499

Sem/Research in Pol. Sci.

3

POLS 404

Comparative Politics

3

 

 

15

Second Semester

POLS 484

International Organ.

3

PAD 402

Internship

3

 

Minor/Electives

9

 

 

15

Total Semester Hours Required for Degree

124

*Select a total of 12 semester hours from these courses, one of which must include CSC 111 - Intro. to Computing.