Bachelor of Science Political Science Online

Please note: The College of Professional Studies undergraduate programs will operate on a semester academic calendar in fall 2016. Read more...

Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their manual degree audit, which can be obtained by contacting their academic advisor.


General Foundation Courses (21 s.h.)

ENG 1105 College Writing 1 3 s.h.
ENG 1106 College Writing 1 Lab 1 s.h.
ENG 1107 College Writing 2 3 s.h.
ENG 1108 College Writing 2 Lab 1 s.h.
ENG 3107 Writing for the Professions-Business & Social Sciences 3 s.h.
ENG 3108 Writing for the Professions-Business & Social Sciences Lab 1 s.h.
  Engaging with the Natural and Designed World 3 s.h.
  Exploring Creative Expression and Innovation 3 s.h.
  Engaging Difference and Diversity 3 s.h.

 

Political Science Foundation Courses (36 s.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

MTH 1100 College Algebra  3 s.h.
MTH 2310 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
PHL 1100 Social and Political Philosophy 3 s.h.
PHL 2120 Ethical Issues in Communication 3 s.h.
HST 1101 Civilization of the Modern World 3 s.h.
HST 1250 American History 2: Reconstruction to the Present 3 s.h.
ECN 1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
ITC 1000
   or
ITC 2016
Computer Applications
   or
End User Data Analysis Tools
3 s.h.
CMN 1100 Organizational Communication 3 s.h.

Complete three of the following courses:

HST 2150 The World Since 1945 3 s.h.
ECN 2350 Comparative Economic Systems 3 s.h.
ECN 1100 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
CMN 3100 Negotiation 3 s.h.
ANT 1150 Cultural Anthropology 3 s.h.


Major Required Courses (15 s.h.)

POL 1120 International Relations 3 s.h.
POL 1200 Comparative Politics 3 s.h.
POL 1300 American Government 3 s.h.
POL 2430 Survey of Political Thought 3 s.h.
POL 3400 Political Science Research Methods 3 s.h.


Major Elective Courses (18 s.h.)

Students take six courses (18 credits) from the following list. Students may elect to use fiver of these courses to satisfy a concentration*:

POL 2315 State and Local Government 3 s.h.
POL 2320 Political Parties and Interest Groups 3 s.h.
POL 3126 Global Governance 3 s.h.
POL 3135 International Conflict and Negotiation 3 s.h.
POL 3140 International Security 3 s.h.
POL 3210 Nationalism 3 s.h.
POL 3220 Democracy in Comparative Politics 3 s.h.
POL 3310 Civil Liberties 3 s.h.
POL 3320 American Foreign Policy 3 s.h.
POL 3330 Politics and Mass Media 3 s.h.

 

Required Capstone (3 s.h.)

POL 4850 Political Science Capstone 3 s.h.


Open Electives (27 s.h.)

 

Required minimum credit hours: 120 s.h.

 

*Optional Concentrations


Concentration in International Relations & Comparative Politics

Students must complete all of the following courses to earn the concentration.

POL 3126 Global Governance 3 s.h.
POL 3135 International Conflict and Negotiation 3 s.h.
POL 3140 International Security 3 s.h.
POL 3210 Nationalism 3 s.h.
POL 3220 Democracy in Comparative Politics 3 s.h.

Concentration in American Politics

Students must complete all of the following courses to earn the concentration.

POL 2315 State and Local Government 3 s.h.
POL 2320 Political Parties and Interest Groups 3 s.h.
POL 3320 American Foreign Policy 3 s.h.
POL 3310 Civil Liberties 3 s.h.
POL 3330 Politics and Mass Media 3 s.h.

Quick Info

  • 120 Semester Hours
  • $60,480.00 total tuition
    (Based on 2016-2017 tuition rate)
  • Full-time years to completion: 4 years
    Part-time years to completion: 7 years
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