Political Science B.A.
Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should also see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program as well as the Fulbright College requirements. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general or advanced elective in place of a core area.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
Select one of the following:3-4  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa) (if required)
MATH 2033 Mathematical Thought (Sp, Su, Fa)1
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa)
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Sp, Su, Fa)
MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World (Sp, Fa)
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa)
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
Fine Arts or Humanities University/State Core Course33  
General Elective3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
PLSC 2013 Introduction to Comparative Politics (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
University/State Core Social Science Course   3
Select one of the following:  3-4
Track A
World Language 1013 Elementary II Level
Track B
MATH 2033 Mathematical Thought (Sp, Su, Fa)1
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa)
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Sp, Su, Fa)
MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World (Sp, Fa)
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa)
STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation (Sp, Su, Fa)
Fine Arts or Humanities University/State Core Course, as needed3  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
PLSC 2813 Introduction to International Relations (Sp, Fa)1
or PLSC 3103 Public Administration (Sp)
3  
Non-PLSC Social Science Core Course3  
Select one of the following:3  
Track A
World Language 2003 Intermediate I Level3
Track B, as needed
STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation (Sp, Su, Fa)
General Elective
Science University/State Core Lecture with Corequisite Lab4  
General Elective3  
PLSC 3000-4000+ Level Elective1,2  3
PLSC 3000-4000+ Level Elective1,2  3
Select one of the following:  3
Track A
World Language 2013 Intermediate II level
Track B
PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or PHIL 2203 Logic (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Fulbright College 3000-4000+ Level Elective1,2  3
Science University/State Core Lecture with Corequisite Lab  4
Year Total: 16 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
PLSC 3000-4000+ Level Elective1,23  
PLSC 3000-4000+ Level Elective1,23  
Advanced Level Elective13  
Advanced Level Elective13  
Advanced Level Elective13  
PLSC 3000-4000+ Level Elective1,2  3
PLSC 3000-4000+ Level Elective1,2  3
3000-4000+ Level Elective1  3
General Electives or Advanced Electives  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
PLSC 3000-4000+ Level Elective1,23  
Advanced Level Elective13  
3000-4000+ Level Elective13  
General Electives6  
General Electives as needed to total 120 degree credits  13
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120
1

Meets 40-hour advanced credit hour requirement. See College Academic Regulations.

2

Meets 24-hour rule (24 hours of 3000-4000 level courses in Fulbright College), in addition to meeting the 40-hour rule. See College Academic Regulations.

3

Track A students must complete a university/state humanities course in addition to a 2003 Intermediate I world language course taken in progress to fulfill the Track A language requirement. Track B students must complete a university/state humanities core course in addition to the PHIL course used to satisfy the Track B philosophy requirement.