Political Science, B.A.

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:https://www.southernct.edu/academics/political-science/programs  


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog: https://catalog.southernct.edu/undergraduate/general-information/lep.html

Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule.  Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


Only two of the following four can also be counted toward the Tier 2 General Education requirements. 
PSC 200 — Political Change and Conflict (T2CC)*
PSC 240 — Introduction to Political Thought (T2CE)*
PSC 260 — U.S. Government (T2AE)*
PSC 270 — International Relations (T2GA)*

PSC 365 - Research Methods in Political Science
PSC 475 - Capstone Seminar or HON 495 - Honors Thesis (T3)*

An additional 18 credits of PSC at the 300 level with at least 3 credits in each of the following subfields:
American Politics
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Political Thought