Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Political Science
Min. 120 Hours

General Education Requirements: 29.5-33 hours

Additional General Education Requirements: 21-24 hours
*Student seeking a BA should complete a minimum of 6 credit hours in a single foreign language.
* Students should complete MA105 as part of the general education and additional gen. ed. requirements. Suggested: PS331, PS334, PL303 or PL304.

Political Science Major Requirements (39 Hours)
PS200   International Problems and Relations (3)
PS308   Constitutional Law (3)
PS318   Legislative Politics (3)
PS319   The American Presidency, Past and Present (3)
PS331   Social Science Research Methods (3) if not completed in gen. ed.
PS334   Applied Quantitative Data Analysis (3) if not completed in gen. ed.
PS480   Senior Thesis (3)

MA105 Elementary Statistics (3) [Any student whose ACT Math subscore is below 20 must pass MA101/MA102 before taking MA105] if not completed in gen. ed.
PL303 or PL304 History of Philosophy (3) with prerequisite of PL105 [or other approved course] if not completed in gen. ed.

Students must complete an additional 18 hours of political science from the courses listed below. (Note: PS 101 American Government may not be counted toward the required hours of the political science major.
PS204   Global Crime (3)
PS307   The History and Politics of Missouri (3)
PS309   Law in American Society (3)
PS312   American Foreign Affairs (3)
PS314   Historical Eurasia (3)
PS320   The American Way of War (3)
PS322   Comparative Economic and Political Systems (3)
PS330   Principles of Public Administration (3)
PS355   Topics Seminar in Area Studies (3-12)
PS260/360   Special Problems in Political Science (1-5)
PS268/368    Internship in Political Science (1-5)
PS290/390    Special Topics in Political Science (1-5)

Electives to complete min. 120 hours