Political Science, B.A.
LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS
Liberal Education Program
45 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 45 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 3 - Capstone
PSC 475 - Capstone Seminar
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.
33 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.
PSC 365 - Research Methods in Political Science
An additional 18 credits of PSC at the 300 level with at least 3 credits in each of
the following subfields:
No cognates are required for this program.
Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).