Degree Requirements


The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree requires a total of 120 credit hours of which 39 semister hours are in Political Science and 27 semester hours of related Social Sciences(sociology and economics). Twenty-One of the semester hours in political science must be earned in courses at the 300 or 400 level. Six semister hours from each of the four related social sciences areas, economics, geography,history,and sociology-are required. All Political Science majors must pass major courses with a 2.0 GPA. The curriculam includes the University's general education requirements, these include nine hours of course work in the biological and physical sciences with their appropriate laboratory components. The general education requirements stipulate that six hours of natural sciences must be in a two-smester sequence. In addition,students must complete the University's SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY 181 requirements forr community service and the African-American experience. Students must also pass the wirting proficiency test and the departmental comprehensive examination. A minor in Political Sicence consist of 18 semester hours including the following courses: American Government, POLS 200, Intrduction to Political Science, POLS 220, and 12 semester hours of upper level political science courses. 



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