Political Science

A. 30-Credit Political Science Teaching Major

A minimum of 30 credits in political science courses is required with an additional 6 credits in US history necessary for certification. Courses listed in more than one field may be counted in only one of those fields. Substitutions in specific courses may be made with the consent of the advisor.

POLS 101Introduction to Political Science and American Government3
Select 6 credits of U.S. History electives6
Select 9-12 credits from the following:9-12
American State and Local Government
American Presidency
The Judicial Process
Select at least 3 credits of Comparative Government and Politics courses from the following:3
European Politics
Politics of Development
Political Violence and Revolution
Select at least 3 credits of International Relations courses from the following:3
Introduction to International Politics
International Organizations & International Law
World Politics and War
Select at least 3 credits of Public Administration and Public Law courses from the following:3
Public Administration
Public Organization Theory
Constitutional Law
Civil Liberties
Select at least 3 credits of Political Thought courses from the following:3
History of Political Philosophy I
History of Political Philosophy II
American Political Thought
Contemporary Political Ethics
In addition, the following special methods sequence is also required:
EDCI 432Secondary Social Studies Methods3
EDCI 442Secondary Social Studies Methods Practicum1
Total Hours34-37

B. 20 Credit American Government and Political Science Teaching Minor

A minimum of 20 credits in political science courses is required with an additional 6 credits in US history necessary for certification.

POLS 101Introduction to Political Science and American Government3
Select 3 credits of U.S. Governement courses from the teaching major above3
Select 3 credits of Comparative Goverment courses from the teaching major above3
Select 12 credits of other Political Science electives from courses listed in the teaching major11
Select 6 credits of US History electives6
Total Hours26