Apr 05, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, Democracy, Justice and Civic Engagement Emphasis, B.A. or B.S.


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Political Science


Political science is the study of governments, how they are organized, what they do, and how they deal with other governments. Every citizen of a democracy should know something about his/her government, and other governments, and majoring in political science also opens up many career opportunities. Political Science is an ideal major for a student intending to go to law school, and is also good preparation for government work, business, education, and other fields.

The Democracy, Justice, and Civic Engagement emphasis are of the Political Science program will stress hands-on, experiential learning and exposure to a variety of disciplines that examine the junction of democracy, justice and civic engagement. Students interested in careers in activism, community organizing or the legal profession may benefit from taking this emphasis area of the major.

Experiential Component (Complete 1 of the Following Courses:)


Program Specific Requirements


B.A. Degree Program Specific (6 Credit Hours)


  • 6 hours of Foreign Language at 200-level or above 

B.S. Degree Program Specific (Choose 2 Courses)


Democracy, Justice and Civic Engagement Emphasis


Comparative and International Relations Major Electives (Choose 6 Credit Hours from the Following List)


Theory and Methods Major Electives (Choose 6 Credit Hours from the Following List)


DJCE Foundational Courses (Choose 6 Credit Hours from the Following List)


Total Credit Hours Required in Major: 54


Total Credit Hours Required in Degree: 121


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