Political Science 7-12, B.S.
This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.
Overall GPA of 2.7 Required
120 Overall Credits Required
LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS
Liberal Education Program
48 Credits Required
Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 48 are counted toward free electives.
While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:
Tier 2 – Mind and Body:
SHE 203 – School Health
Tier 2 - Social Structure, Conflict, and Consensus:
EDU 200 - Teachers, Schools, and Society
Tier 3 - Capstone:
HIS 496 - Student Teaching Seminar - History
Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)
Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.
Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.
54 Credits Required
Political Science Requirements
30 Credits Required
Students who take any of the following 4 toward an LEP requirement, will replace the course in the major with a PSC course at the 200-level or higher, or a course approved by the department.
An additional 12 credits of PSC at the 300 level or higher, or other subjects as approved by the political science department
24 Credits Required
EDU 316 - Child Development and Psychology for Educators
EDU 413 – Secondary Education
HIS 490 – Social Science (Secondary School)
HIS 494 – Student Teaching (History)
IDS 470 – Literacy in the Content Areas
IDS 471 – English Language Learners in the Classroom
SED 482 – Teaching Exceptional Students in the Secondary Education Classroom
18 Credits Required
Select one non-western HIS course
- HIS 145 - History of Africa
- HIS 229 - Cuba and Puerto Rico
- HIS 242 - Imperial Russian and Soviet History, 1800-1991
- HIS 243 - Traditional & Modern East Asia
- HIS 244 - Traditional & Modern East Asia
- HIS 246 - African Politics & Culture
- HIS 247 - Early Modern France
- HIS 280 - Modern Iraq
- HIS 300 - The Vietnam War Era
- HIS 342 - 20th Century China
Additional 9 credits of HIS (excluding HIS 112)
Students must take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).