Dec 04, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Political Science, BS


For more information about the Political Science department, visit its website.  Political Science majors may concentrate in the

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Political Science Curriculum


   Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

                                  
 MAJOR                          PS 120 - (S) U.S. Politics: Principles & Citizenship  — PS 121 - (S) U.S. Politics: Institutions & Policy   3 3
 COGNATE  Choose one of the following sequences: HIST 110  and HIST 111 ; HIST 120  and HIST 121 HIST 125  and HIST 126 HIST 130  and HIST 131 HIST 132  and HIST 133 ; or HIST 238  and HIST 239   3 3
 GE ELECT  ELECT - Free Electives1   6
 GE EP   PS 110 - (FYOC,FYDT) Scranton and the World 2 3  
 GE WRTG  WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
 GE T/RS–PHIL  T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible  — PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy   3 3
 GE FSEM  First Year Seminar *    
    15 15

Second Year

   
 MAJOR  PS 212 - (S) International Relations  — PS 217 - Comparative Government   3 3
 MAJOR  PS 210 - (Q,EPW) Political Science Research   3  
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Elective1 3 6
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
 GE PHIL–T/RS  PHIL 210 - Ethics  — T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
    15 15

Third Year

   
 MAJOR  PS 313 - (D) Classical Political Ideas 3 OR  PS 314 - (D) Modern Political Ideas 3 3  
 MAJOR  PS ELECT - Political Science Electives   6
 GE NSCI  NSCI ELECT - Natural Science Electives 3 3
 GE PHIL or T/RS  PHIL ELECT- Philosophy Elective or T/RS ELECT - T/RS Elective 3  
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Electives1 6 6
    15 15

Fourth Year

   
 MAJOR  PS ELECT - Political Science Electives 6 6
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Electives1 9 9
    15 15
 

Total: 120 Credits

1The department strongly recommends a modern foreign language, especially for those students interested in international politics. Consult with an advisor in the Advising Center if you have any questions.

2Political Science recommends that students enroll in PS 110 - (FYOC,FYDT) Scranton and the World  in order to satisfy First Year Oral Communication and First Year Digital Technology requirements. Consult with an advisor in the Advising Center if you have any questions.

3Political Science majors are required to take either PS 313 - (D) Classical Political Ideas  or PS 314 - (D) Modern Political Ideas .

*The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with an advisor in the Advising Center if you have any questions.