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Major in Political Science

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

Note: See required courses below before selecting University Studies elective courses. A minimum grade of C is required in ENG 105 and POL 140 from freshmen and transfer students majoring or minoring in political science.

 

Required Courses..............................................................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 for POL 488, 489, or 495.

Required Minor............................................................21-24 hrs

 

Unrestricted Electives..................................................10-19 hrs


Total Curriculum Requirements...................................120 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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