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Bachelor of Science Degree (Political Science)

The bachelor of science program in political science is designed to combine traditional instruction with a strong emphasis upon the more applied, practical, or quantified approaches to the study of politics at all levels: local, national, international. Accordingly, in addition to regular course work, the program requires the successful completion of an internship, PSC 497, whose purpose is to complement the student's more formal and traditional academic experience. PSC 367, Quantitative Analysis, is also required.

The bachelor of science program is available in all specializations of the political science major (American politics, international relations, comparative politics, political thought), provided that an internship can be arranged for the applicant by the Political Science Department.

 Formal application into the bachelor of science program is made following the successful completion of six credits in political science. The applicant is expected to demonstrate professional promise and the capacity for the successful completion of the internship.

Required courses

PSC 200 - Political Change and Conflict
PSC 240 - U. S. Political Thought
PSC 260 - U. S. Government
PSC 270 - International Relations

PSC 365 – Research Methods in Political Science
PSC 367 - Quantitative Analysis in Political Science
PSC 475 - Capstone Seminar in Political Science
PSC 497 - Political Science Internship (6-15 credits: nine credits may be applied to the major). 

Nine (9) credits in Political Science courses at the 300 level or higher.

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