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

Common Core: See Common Core requirements

Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements
Humanities or Fine Arts:
When choosing a Humanities course, see guidelines.
When choosing a Fine Arts course, see guidelines.
 9 hours (BA)  6 hours (BS)
Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PY, PS, or SO): See guidelines. 3 hours (BA)  6 hours (BS)
Science: See guidelines. 3-4 hours
BA Foreign Language (a single language)      
BS Analytical Skills: See guidelines.
6-8 hours

Political Science Core

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)
PS334   Applied Quantitative Data Analysis (3)
PS480   Senior Thesis (3)
Total     21 hours

Other Requirements

MA105  Elementary Statistics (3) [Any student whose ACT Math subscore is below 20 must pass MA101/MA102 before taking MA105 ]
PL303 or PL304 History of Philosophy (3) with prerequisite of PL105 [or other approved course]

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)

Students must complete the program's exit assessment examination.

Minor and Electives (To Complete Min. 120 Hours)