There are several options available for students interested in pursuing a degree in Political Science. The following pages provide the information a student will need to achieve academic success in a degree in Political Science.
PLSC Major- Major in Political Science: A student must complete 30 hours of coursework in PLSC classes. Twenty-one (21) of those hours must be in classes 3000 or above.
PLSC Minor- Minor in Political Science: A student must complete 18 hours of coursework in PLSC classes including either PLSC 2003 or PLSC 2013. Of those 18 hours, 9 hours must be in classes 3000 or above.
The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Science requires all students to write an acceptable research/analytic paper to the department for approval - must be submitted before Dead Day. (Submission after Dead Day may delay your graduation; there is no guarantee that they can be processed.) The paper may be derived from completion of an honors essay (PLSC 499VH), a senior thesis (PLSC 498V), or another advanced course in PLSC. The student is urged to consult with his or her faculty adviser no later than early in the first semester of the senior year.