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Major in Political Science with Social Studies Certification

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Major in Political Science with Social Studies Certification (Grades 8-12)

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 45.1001

 

University Studies Requirements...............................41-47 hrs

University Studies selections must include:
  • Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quantitative Skills: MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • University Studies Approved Elective: CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

 

Required Course...............................................................21 hrs
ENG 205 Writing for the Social Sciences
POL 099 Transitions
POL 140 American National Government
POL 250 Introduction to International Relations
POL 252 Contemporary Political Systems
POL 261 Introduction to Political Theory
POL 360 Research Methods
POL 499 Senior Seminar in Political Science

 

Required Limited Electives..............................................18 hrs

     POL electives approved by advisor.
Note: At least 12 hours of the major must be at the 400-level. Only six hours of credit toward the major may be received from POL 488, 489, or 495.

 

Required for Secondary Certification........................35-38 hrs
COM 372 Communication in Educational Environments
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education
EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching
EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education
EDU 405 Evaluation and Measurement in Education
EDU 422 Student Teaching Seminar (optional)
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

 
Required Minor............................................................21-24 hrs
Choose either economics, geography, history, or social science minor. Social science minor is recommended.


Total Curriculum Requirements............................136-148 hrs

 

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

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