Major Requirements

A candidate for the B.A. in Political Science must complete:

1. Thirty-three hours in the major, including 102, 110, 208, 258, twelve semester hours at the 300 level or above, and 473. Of the twelve semester hours at the 300 level or above at least three hours must be in the fields of American Government or Public Law, and three hours in Comparative or International Politics.

2. Supportive courses required are nine hours of History; majors are also expected to complete the intermediate level in a foreign language approved by the department.

Minor Requirements

For a minor in Political Science, a student must complete:

1. Twenty-one semester hours in the minor including 102, 110, and nine semester hours at the 300 level or above.

Note: PSC 110 or 111 is recommended for all courses numbered 300 and above in the areas of Comparative Politics and International Politics; PSC 102 or 103 is recommended for all courses numbered 300 or above in the areas of American Government and Politics and Public Law and Political Theory.

Departmental Honors (for Majors)

To be admitted to the Departmental Honors Program, a student must meet the general college requirements for honors programs. An honors student will follow a course of study consisting of a minimum of six semester hours of independent study in addition to the Seminar in Political Science. An honors student will complete a written and/or an oral presentation to demonstrate mastery of the discipline of history or the discipline of political science.

All official requirements can be found in the current Centenary Catalog on page 107.

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