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BACHELOR OF Arts IN Political Science

First Year | Second Year | Third Year | Fourth Year

 

Recommended Degree Pathway for Political Science

The recommended degree path outlines a sample course plan towards graduating in four years that focuses not only on political science major requirements, but also on General Education and Elective courses that would be valuable for you as a Political Science major. It also completes all General Education requirements by the end of the fourth semester.

The path suggests taking courses in specific semesters, but there may be semesters when a course is not offered. Consult your advisor for your official degree planning. This degree path is based on the 2011-2012 university catalog. Please click here for the catalog 2009-2010.

Please be advised that in order to graduate in four years individuals must successfully complete, on average, a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester. Also, 15 credits must be in courses numbered above 2999.

 

First Year

Fall Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
FRS 1000 Freshman Seminar (1)  
ENG 1050 Composition I GE required course
PLS 1000; or Introduction to Political Science; or Major required course (Also counts as GE Social Science 1)
PLS 1010 Introduction to American National Government Major required course (Also counts as GE Social Science 1)
  General Education History (modern US or modern world)
  General Education Fine Arts
  Foreign Language 1 General Education Elective

 

Spring Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
ENG 1060 Composition II GE required course; Prerequisite: "C" or better in ENG 1050
PLS 1000; or Introduction to Political Science; or GE and Major required course
PLS 1010 Introduction to American National Government GE and Major required course
  General Education Philosophy/Religion
  General Education Mathematics
  General Education PED (1)  
  Foreign Language 2 General Education Elective


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Second Year

Fall Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
PLS 2170 Judicial Process and Behavior Major required; Prerequisite: PLS 1000 or 1010
PLS 2510 Introduction to World Politics Major required; Prerequisite: PSPA 1000 or 1010
  General Education Literature
  General Education Social Science 2
  General Education Natural Science 1
  General Education PED (2)  

 

Spring Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
PSPA 2330 Introduction to Theory and Methodology (4) Major required; Prerequisite: PSPA 1000 or 1010
PSPA 2170 Judicial Process and Behavior Major required; Prerequisite: PSPA 1000 or 1010
  General Education Social Science 3
  General Education Natural Science 2
  University-wide Elective  


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Third Year

Fall Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
  Option Course Major required course
  Option Course Major required course
  University-wide Elective  
  University-wide Elective  
  University-wide Elective  
  University-wide Elective  

 

Spring Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
  Option Course Major required course
  Upper Level PSPA Course  
  University-wide Elective  
  University-wide Elective  
  University-wide Elective  


*The Department of Political Science also highly recommends taking the opportunity to study abroad for a summer, a semester, or an entire academic year sometime during your Junior year.

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Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
  Option Course Major required course
  University-wide Elective  
  University-wide Elective  
  University-wide Elective  

 

Spring Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
  Option Course Major required course
  Option Course Major required course
  University-wide Elective  
  University-wide Elective  


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Updated: March 2013

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  • Contact:
    Kevin S. Freeman, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor and Interim Chair
    Office: Oxendine Science Building, Room 1309
    Phone: 910.521.6447
    Email: kevin.freeman
    @uncp.edu
 
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