Sample Course Sequence for the Major in  Political Science

A course planning guide for this major may be found hereThe major course planning guides are not part of the official Undergraduate Bulletin, and are only updated periodically for use as an advising tool. The Undergraduate Bulletin supersedes any errors or omissions in the major course planning guides.  

FRESHMAN

FALL Credits
First Year Seminar 101 1
 WRT 101 3
 POL 100-level* 3
 POL 100-level* 3
 SBC 3
 SBC  3
 Total 16
 
SPRING Credits
First Year Seminar 102 1
WRT 102 3
 POL 100-level* 3
 SBC 3
 SBC 3
 SBC
 3
 Total 16
 
SOPHOMORE

FALL Credits
POL 201 ** 3
POL 200-level 3
SBC 3
SBC 3
SBC
 3
 Total 15
 
SPRING Credits
POL 300-level 3
Introductory course in related area 
3
Introductory course in related area  3
 SBC 3
 SBC
 3
 Total 15
 
JUNIOR

FALL Credits
POL Upper-division course from selected Program of Study*** 3
POL Upper-division course from selected Program of Study*** 3
Upper-division course in related area  3
SBC  3
SBC  3
 Total 15
 
SPRING Credits
POL Upper-division course from selected Program of Study*** 3
POL Upper-division course from selected Program of Study*** 3
Upper-division course related in area  3
Upper-division SBC 3
Upper-division elective 3
 Total 15
 
SENIOR

FALL Credits
POL Upper-division elective  3
POL Upper-division elective  3
SBC  3
Upper-division elective  3
Upper-division elective  3
 Total 15
 
SPRING Credits
Electives, directed research, internship, or honors 15
   
 Total 15

 

 

 

 

*Every Political Science major must take POL 101 , POL 102, and POL 103. The three courses are independent of one another and may be taken in any sequence.

**Any of the following courses may be substituted for POL 201 : AMS 102 , BUS 215 , ECO 320 , PSY 201 , or SOC 202 .

***See the lists under “Programs of Study”