Major in Political Science (B.A.)
POS211The Political Quest3
POS499Senior Seminar4
Choose one of the following American politics and government courses:3
American Politics and Government
American Constitutional History 1
Public Leadership 1
Politics and Religion in the United States 1
Public Administration
Political Communication
Science, Values, and the Making of Environmental Policy 1
American Political Institutions
American Public Policy
Choose one of the following international relations courses:3
Introduction to International Relations 1
The Cold War 1
American Foreign Relations
The Politics of Globalization: Diplomacy, Trade and Organization 1
Choose one of the following comparative politics courses:3
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Revolution and Political Development 1
Political Parties and Elections
The Politics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Political Psychology
Contemporary Democracies
Human Rights in International History 1
African Politics
Choose one of the following political philosophy courses:3-4
American Political Ideologies 1
Modern Political Thought
Classics in Western Political Philosophy
Major19-20
Electives from political science courses15
General Education51-52
Electives37-39
Total Credits122-126
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

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B.A. in Political Science 2016-2017: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
POS100 (or Elective) American Politics and Government3Nature of Persons (N) course 3GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4
GES110 College Writing3 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 Second Language (S) course1 4
Mathematics (M) course 3 Elective 3
 14 3 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Political Science area choice 3Elective 3POS211 The Political Quest3
PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1 Political Science area choice or elective 3
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 THE201 Christian Theology3
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 Electives 5
Political Science elective 3  
 14 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Political Science area choice 3Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3Political Science area choice 4
Political Science elective 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
World Cultures (U) course 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Elective 4 Electives 5
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3  
 13-16 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
POS499 Senior Seminar4Interim Off Political Science electives 6
Political Science elective 3 Electives 8
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3  
Electives 4  
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3  
 14-17 0 14
Total Credits: 122-128
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

If a student chooses to use major requirements to count also as General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will be increased accordingly. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Political Science 2016-2017: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
POS100 (or Elective) American Politics and Government3GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightment and American Culture to 18774
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 Second Language (S) course1 4
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Nature of Persons (N) course 3
Mathematics (M) course 3 Elective 3
 14 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Political Science area choice 3Elective 3POS211 The Political Quest3
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Political Science area choice or elective 3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 World Cultures (U) course 3
Political Science elective 3 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1
  Elective 3
 14 3 13
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Political Science area choice 3Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3Political Science area choice 4
Political Science elective 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
Electives 7 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Electives 5
 13-16 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
POS499 Senior Seminar4Interim Off Political Science electives 6
Political Science elective 3 Electives 8
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3  
Electives 4  
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3  
 14-17 0 14
Total Credits: 122-128
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

If a student chooses to use major requirements to count also as General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will be increased accordingly. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)