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.

BA, Major in Political Science: Public Policy Track Requirements: 34 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
Public Policy Track Courses
PLS 331Managing The Public And Non-Profit Sectors3
PLS 433Public Policy Analysis3
Public Policy
Select six credits from Public Policy electives:6
Environmental Politics And Policy
Public Policy and Healthcare
Constitutional Law
Equality, Minorities, And Public Policy
Global Poverty and Development
Politics And Ethics Of Science And Technology
Contemporary Issues In Civil Liberties
Poverty, Development and Public Policy
American Institutions
Select three credits from American Institutions:3
Judicial Process
American Presidency
Congress And The Legislative Process
American States and Regions
Governing Metropolitan Areas
Select three credits in comparative politics at the 300 or 400 level.3
Select three credits in international relations at the 300 or 400 level.3
Public Affairs Internship
Total Credits34

This course is offered only in the fall semester, and may not be taken on an independent study or transfer basis.

Requisite Courses for Public Policy Track

ECO 203 Introductory Microeconomics, ECO 205 Introductory Macroeconomics.