May 23, 2018  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2013-2014 
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Political Science, American Politics Concentration, BA

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Department: Political Science 

The American politics concentration offers students a broad understanding of American politics. The concentration is designed to provide a strong undergraduate social science education in preparation for entry into advanced degree programs and professional careers in public service, private institutions and political organizations in the United States.

Grade Requirement

No grade lower than a “C-” in a political science (POLI) course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the political science major or minor. Students receiving a “D” or “F” in a political science course may continue as political science majors or minors but must either retake and successfully complete the course (with a grade of “C-” or better) or must successfully complete another course that fulfills the same area for the major or minor.


Only three credits in each of the following may be applied to the major, regardless of concentration, or the minor: POLI 498  Internship in Political Science; POLI 499  Directed Study in Political Science; practicum in political science (including POLI 301  Model Senate Practicum and POLI 302  Moot Court and Mock Trial Practicum).

Credit for internship, directed study and special topics in political science may be applied to concentration requirements only if they are related to the student’s concentration. This determination is made by the department chairperson.

Total minimum credits: 36

Core Curriculum Requirements

A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the “Undergraduate Academic Programs ” section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, For additional graduation requirements, see the “Undergraduate Academic Policies ” section of this catalog.

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