Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Political Science - Min. 120 Hours
Common Core: See Common Core requirements
|Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements
|Humanities or Fine Arts:
When choosing a Humanities course, see guidelines.
When choosing a Fine Arts course, see guidelines.
|9 hours (BA)||6 hours (BS)|
|Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PY, PS, 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: See guidelines.
Political Science Core
PS200 International Problems and Relations (3)
PS308 Constitutional Law (3)
PS318 Legislative Politics (3)
PS319 The American Presidency, Past and Present (3)
PS331 Social Science Research Methods (3)
PS334 Applied Quantitative Data Analysis (3)
PS480 Senior Thesis (3)
Total 21 hours
MA105 Elementary Statistics (3) [Any student whose ACT Math subscore is below 20
must pass MA101/MA102 before taking MA105 ]
PL303 or PL304 History of Philosophy (3) with prerequisite of PL105 [or other approved course]
Students must complete an additional 18 hours of political science from the courses listed below. (Note: PS 101 American Government may not be counted toward the required hours of the political science major.
PS204 Global Crime (3)
PS307 The History and Politics of Missouri (3)
PS309 Law in American Society (3)
PS312 American Foreign Affairs (3)
PS314 Historical Eurasia (3)
PS320 The American Way of War (3)
PS322 Comparative Economic and Political Systems (3)
PS330 Principles of Public Administration (3)
PS355 Topics Seminar in Area Studies (3-12)
PS260/360 Special Problems in Political Science (1-5)
PS268/368 Internship in Political Science (1-5)
PS290/390 Special Topics in Political Science (1-5)
Students must complete the program's exit assessment examination.
Minor and Electives (To Complete Min. 120 Hours)