Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Political Science - Min. 124 Hours

Common Core: See Common Core requirements

Required Courses from General Education:

  • MA105 Elementary Statistics (3): [Any student whose ACT Math subscore is below 20 must pass MA101/MA102 before taking MA105 in Additional General Education Requirements (below). ]
  • PL105 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (21-24 Hours)

Humanities/Fine Arts: Must include PL303 (3) OR PL 304 (3).

9 hours (BA)

 6 hours (BS)

Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PS, PY, or SO): See guidelines.

3 hours (BA)

 6 hours (BS)

Science: See guidelines.

3-4 hours

BA Foreign Language (a single language)

BS Analytical Skills:

  • Must include MA105 Elementary Statistics (3) if not taken as part of the Common Core (above).
  • Must include either PS331 Research Design and Data Analysis in the Social Sciences (3) or PS334 Applied Quantitative Data Analysis (3) [or both if MA105 taken as part of the Common Core].

6-8 hours

Political Science Major Requirements (36 hours)

PS200   International Problems and Relations (3)

PS308   American Constitutional Law (3)

PS318   American Legislative Politics (3)

PS319   The American Presidency, Past and Present (3)

PS334   Applied Quantitative Data Analysis (3)

PS480   Senior Thesis (3)   (Capstone)



Six (6) from the following (18 hours):

PS204   Global Crime (3)

PS260/360 Special Problems in Political Science (3)

PS268/368 Internship in Political Science (3)

PS290/390 Special Topics in Political Science (3)

PS307   The History and Politics of Missouri (3)

PS309   Law in American Society (3)

PS312   American Foreign Affairs (3)

PS314   History and Politics of Russia (3)

PS320   The American Way of War (3)

PS322   Comparative Political Systems (3)

PS330   Principles of Public Administration (3)

PS355   Topics Seminar in Area Studies (3)

Minor and Electives (To Complete Min. 124 Hours)