Specific Requirements for Admission to the Political Science Major

PLS 121 American Government And Politics or PLS 215 Comparative Political Systems are normally prerequisites for other political science courses for a department major.

Major in Political Science: Legal Studies Track Requirements: 40 Credits

Required PLS Major Courses
PLS 121American Government And Politics3
PLS 215Comparative Political Systems3
PLS 310Political Science Research Methods4
PLS 591Senior Research Seminar In Political Science 13
Legal Studies Track Courses
PLS 320Judicial Process3
PLS 337Constitutional Law3
PLS 390Philosophy of Law3
PLS 537International Law3
Three credits in either International Relations or Comparative Politics subfield3
Select six credits in either American Government/Politics or Public Policy/Law subfield6
Students will select 6 credits from the following:6
Legal Environment of Business
Business Law
Introductory Microeconomics
Introductory Macroeconomics
Law of Mass Communication
Constitutional Issues
Psychology and the Law
Sociology of the Criminal Justice System
Law and Society
Total Credits40
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This course is offered only in the fall semester, and may not be taken on an independent study or transfer basis.