Students will include the following courses as part of
the 33 credit major requirements.

Oral and written communication

9 credits

Political Science
Required courses*

33 credits

ENG 111

1st. Year Composition / Literature

POS 202

State & Local Governments

ENG 112

Introduction to Literature

POS 204

American Parties, Campaigns, & Elections

SPE 101

Fundamentals of Speech

POS 207

The American Courts

or COM 104 (Elective) Interpersonal Comm.

POS 209*

Comparative Government & Politics


POS 300

Special Topics

POS 305

The Presidency

POS 306

The Congress

POS 308

Constitutional Law

Theology and Philosophy

12 credits

POS 311*

Scope & Methods in Political Science

POS 325*

International Relations

POS 352

Politics and Music

POS 395

International Organizations

POS 396

Latin American Politics

POS 404

American Diplomatic II 1890 to Present

PHI 220

Introduction to Philosophy

POS 406

Political Economy of Development

An additional 3 PHI credits

POS 415

American Political Institutions: Legacy of the Framers

THE 201

Theology: Faith, Beliefs, Traditions

POS 425*

Political Theory I

THE 303

Comparative Religion

POS 426*

Political Theory II

9-10 cred.

POS 429

Public Policy and Administration

Mathematics and Science

POS 499


GEO 301*

World Environments, People and Places

MAT 152

Elementary Probability /Statistics

Integrative Experience

CS 180

Introduction to Computers

POS 487*

Senior Seminar

Lab Science elective



Social Sciences

12 credits

HIS 150

The Meaning of History

POS 201

American Government

PSY 281

Introduction to Psychology

SOC 200

Perspective Consciousness Soc. Justice

Humanities or Literature and Fine Arts

6 credits

A total of 6 elective credits

Foreign Language

3 credits


Depending on Placement