Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Political Science, Bachelor of Arts


Core Curriculum Requirements42
Major Requirements (30 hours)
POLS 250Intro To Political Science3
POLS 330Comparative Politics3
POLS 340International Relations3
POLS 390Classical and Medieval Theory If both POLS 390 and 391 are taken with a C or better, one course can be applied as a POLS elective.3
or POLS 391 Modern Political Theory
POLS 410African American Politics3
POLS 413Constitutional Law(LS)3
Select four of the following:12
State and Local Government
Legislative Politics
Judicial Politics (LS)
Politics/Environ Justice
International Organization
Pol Systems Of Africa
US Latino Politics
Pol Systems Of Latin Am
American Political Thought
African Amer Pol Thought
Public Policy
Amer Political Parties
Civil Rights
American Foreign Policy
Selected Topics in Polit Sci
Urban Politics
Women and Politics
Religion and American Politics
Public Opinion
Voters and Elections
Capstone Sem in Polsc
Other Requirements (27 hours)
ECON 2301Principles Of Economics I3
ECON 2302Principles Of Economics II3
MATH 134Plane Trigonometry3
or MATH 1324 Math and Business and Econ I
or MATH 1325 Elements of Calculus
or MATH 1333 Contemporary Mathematics II
or MATH 2312 Precalculus Math
Select one of the following:3
Research Methods In Polsc
Research Methods in AJ
Res Methods In Pub Admin
Select one of the following:3
Quantitative Methods in Polsc
Statistics in AJ
Quantitative Methods
FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
SOCI 1301Introduction To Sociology3
Free Elective (2 hours)2
Foreign Language (6 hours)6
Minor (21 hours)
Please declare a minor after being admitted as a Political Science Major21
Total Hours120
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
Math CORE Course (select one of the following): 3
Contemporary Mathematics I ((Suggested CORE MATH Course))
College Algebra ((Suggested CORE MATH Course))
COSC 1301
Intro To Compr Science I
or Fundamentals of Info Systems
POLS 2305 American Government 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
MATH 134
Plane Trigonometry (or higher)
or Math and Business and Econ I
or Elements of Calculus
or Contemporary Mathematics II
or Precalculus Math
SOCI 1301 Introduction To Sociology 3
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
Second Year
Third Semester
Language, Philosophy & Culture CORE Course 3
Creative Arts CORE Course 3
BIOL 1308 Survey of Life Science 3
Foreign Language 3
POLS 250 Intro To Political Science 3
Fourth Semester
COMM 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
GEOL 1303 Introduction To The Earth 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences CORE Course 3
Foreign Language 3
POLS 330 Comparative Politics 3
Third Year
Fifth Semester
ECON 2301 Principles Of Economics I 3
Select one of the following: 3
Research Methods In Polsc
Res Methods In Pub Admin
Research Methods in AJ
POLS 340 International Relations 3
POLS 390
Classical and Medieval Theory
or Modern Political Theory
Minor 3
Sixth Semester
ECON 2302 Principles Of Economics II 3
Select one of the following: 3
Quantitative Methods in Polsc
Quantitative Methods
Statistics in AJ
POLS Elective 3
POLS Elective 3
Minor 3
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
POLS 413 Constitutional Law(LS) 3
POLS Elective 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Eighth Semester
POLS 410 African American Politics 3
POLS Elective 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
FREE Elective 2
 Total Hours120