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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Political Science and International Relations


Political Science BA Four-Year Plan

FALL SPRING
First Year
ENGL 110 - Seminar in Composition      POSC 240 - Introduction to Global Politics  
POSC 150 - Introduction to American Politics   Foreign Language Requirement (2/3) 
Foreign Language Requirement (1/3)  Multicultural Requirement
MATH 113 , MATH 114 , MATH 115  or other Breadth Requirement (1/12) 
First Year Seminar Breadth Requirement (Group D with Laboratory) (2/12) 
Credits: 14 Credits: 17
Second Year
POSC 220  or POSC 270  or POSC 285   POSC 300 - Research Methods for Political Science  
Foreign Language Requirement (3/3)  Breadth Requirement (5/12) 
Breadth Requirement (3/12) Breadth Requirement (6/12) 
Breadth Requirement (4/12)  Breadth Requirement (7/12) 
Free Elective (1/10)  Free Elective (2/10) 
  Free Elective (3/10) 
Credits: 16 Credits: 18
Third Year
POSC Restricted Elective (400-level) (1/6) POSC Restricted Elective (400-level) (3/6)  
POSC Restricted Elective (400-level) (2/6)   POSC Restricted Elective (400-level) (4/6) 
Breadth Requirement (8/12) Discovery Learning Experience
Breadth Requirement (9/12) Breadth Requirement (10/12) 
Free Elective (4/10) Free Elective (5/10)
Credits: 15 Credits: 15
Fourth Year
POSC Restricted Elective (400-level) (5/6)  POSC 499 - Capstone   
Second Writing Requirement  POSC Restricted Elective (400-level) (6/6) 
Free Elective (6/10) Breadth Requirement (11/12)
Free Elective (7/10)  Breadth Requirement (12/12) 
Free Elective (8/10)  Free Elective (9/10) 
  Free Elective (10/10) 
Credits: 15 Credits: 16
Total Credits: 124
     *Minimum 30 credit in POSC; maximum 45 credits.

Disclaimer: Four-Year Plans are a Departmental suggestion of how a student could complete this degree in four years (eight semesters). Students may opt to take courses in the summer or winter sessions. These plans do not take into account additional requirements brought on by minors or other majors. A Four-Year Plan is subject to change from year-to-year given the resources and focuses of the Department.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with his or her assigned advisor at least once a semester to monitor progress and ensure that he or she is on track to graduate on time. This document is intended as a supplemental advisement tool to be used in conjunction with in-person advisement and the UDSIS Degree Audit.  Students should direct any questions or concerns regarding degree progress to their advisor or Academic Assistant Dean.