Curriculum

Major Program (42-54 semester hours)

Core requirements for all concentrations (Minimum 15 semester hours)
Required Courses
POLI 103 Introduction to World Politics (3)
POLI 105 American National Government (3)
MATH 105 Introduction to Statistics (3)
POLI 333 Scope and Methods in Political Science (3)

One course from the following:
POLI 497 Senior Thesis (3)
POLI 498 Washington Internship (3-15)
POLI 499 Internship (3-15)

 

Group requirements of all concentrations

Three courses are required; one from each group for 9 semester hours

Group I: American Politics

POLI 205 Contemporary Political and Social Justice Issues (3)
POLI 210 Introduction to Law (3)
POLI 220 Public Administration (3)
POLI 221 State and Local Politics (3)
POLI 225 Politics, Parties, and Pressure Groups (3)
POLI 325 The United States Since 1945 (3)
POLI 345 Constitutional Law: American Community (3)
POLI 346 Constitutional Law: Bill of Rights (3)
POLI 350 Legal Process/Mock Trial (3)
POLI 355 The Presidency (3)
POLI 365 The Congress (3)
POLI 370 Social Reform and the Welfare State (3)
POLI 375 American Public Policy (3)

Group II: Political Theory

POLI 201 American Political Thought (3)
POLI 321 Western Political Philosophy (3)

Group III: International Relations/Foreign and Comparative Politics

POLI 208 Comparative Political Analysis (3)
POLI 283 The Middle East in World Affairs (3)
POLI 308 Politics of Eastern Europe and Russia (3)
POLI 328 The United States in World Affairs (3)
POLI 493 Directed Foreign Travel (3)

 

Concentration Requirements

Concentration in American Politics (Minimum of 18 additional semester hours)
Additional Required Courses (six courses from the following):
POLI 201 American Political Thought (3)
POLI 205 Contemporary Political and Social Justice Issues (3)
POLI 225 Political Parties and Pressure Groups (3)
POLI 230 Political Communication (3)
POLI 325 The United States Since 1945 (3)
POLI 328 The United States in World Affairs (3)
POLI 345 Constitutional Law: American Community (3)
POLI 346 Constitutional Law: Bill of Rights (3)
POLI 355 The Presidency (3)
POLI 365 The Congress (3)
POLI 375 American Public Policy (3)

Concentration in Public Policy (Minimum of 30 additional semester hours)
Additional Required Courses

ACCT 125 Financial Accounting (3)
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
MGMT 150 Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
POLI 220 Public Administration (3)
POLI 375 American Public Policy (3)

Four courses from the following:
POLI 205 Contemporary Political and Social Justice Issues (3)
POLI 221 State and Local Politics (3)
POLI 320 Policy Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation (3)
POLI 328 The United States in World Affairs (3)
POLI 400 Policy Topics (3)

Concentration in General/Pre-Law (Minimum 18 additional semester hours)
Additional Required Courses: six courses from the Political Science curriculum (3 must be at 300-400 level)

Pre-Law Notes
Please see the university catalog.

 

Political Science Minor (21 semester hours)

Introduction to World Politics (3)
American National Government (3)
Electives in Political Science (15)*
*Four courses from the groups I-III (at least one from each group) within political science as defined above and any additional course in political science.

 

For more information

See the USF Catalog