Curriculum

Major Program (42-54 semester hours)

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

One course from the following:
Senior Thesis (3)
Washington Internship (3-15)
Internship (3-15)

 

Group requirements of all concentrations

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

Group I: American Politics

Contemporary Political and Social Justice Issues (3)
Introduction to Law (3)
Public Administration (3)
State and Local Politics (3)
Politics, Parties, and Pressure Groups (3)
The United States Since 1945 (3)
Constitutional Law: American Community (3)
Constitutional Law: Bill of Rights (3)
Legal Process/Mock Trial (3)
The Presidency (3)
The Congress (3)
Social Reform and the Welfare State (3)
American Public Policy (3)

Group II: Political Theory

American Political Thought (3)
Western Political Philosophy (3)

Group III: International Relations/Foreign and Comparative Politics

Comparative Political Analysis (3)
The Middle East in World Affairs (3)
Politics of Eastern Europe and Russia (3)
The United States in World Affairs (3)
Directed Foreign Travel (3)

 

Concentration Requirements

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

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

Financial Accounting (3)
Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
Principles of Microeconomics (3)
Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
Public Administration (3)
American Public Policy (3)

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