Political Science: Public Policy Track

Specific Requirements for Admission to the Political Science Major

  • PLS 121 American Government And Politics or PLS 215 Political Science Research Methods 1 are normally prerequisites for other political science courses for a department major.

B.A., Political Science: Public Policy track requirements: 40 Credits

Requisite Courses
ECO 203Introductory Microeconomics3
ECO 205Introductory Macroeconomics3
Required PLS Major Courses
PLS 121American Government And Politics3
PLS 215Political Science Research Methods 13
PLS 310Political Science Research Methods 24
PLS 591Senior Research Seminar In Political Science 13
Public Policy Track Courses
PLS 231Introduction to Public Policy3
PLS 331Public and Non-Profit Administration3
PLS 433Public Policy Analysis3
Upper-Division Public Policy Electives6
Select six credits from Public Policy electives:
Environmental Politics And Policy
Public Policy and Healthcare
Federal Indian Policy and Law
Policy Evaluation
Constitutional Law
Rights, Liberties, and Justice
Global Poverty and Development
Politics And Ethics Of Science And Technology
Poverty, Development and Public Policy
Advanced Research Practicum
Upper-Division American Institutions Electives3
Select three credits from American Institutions:
Law, Courts, and Politics
American Presidency
Congress And The Legislative Process
State and Local Government
Urban Politics
Advanced Research Practicum
Upper-Division Comparative Politics Electives3
Select three credits in comparative politics at the 300 or 400 level.
European Political Systems
British Government and Politics
Politics of Russia
Politics of Africa
Canadian Government and Politics
Politics of the Middle East
The Politics of Japan
Politics of Asia
Government and Politics of People's Republic of China
Latin American Government And Politics
InterAmerican Politics
Politics Of The Developing Areas
The European Union
Theories of Comparative Politics
Ethnicity, Nationalism and Democracy
Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements
The New Institutionalism
Seminar On Comparative Politics
Global Poverty and Development
Advanced Research Practicum
Upper-Division International Relations Electives3
Select three credits in international relations at the 300 or 400 level.
Gender and Politics
International Politics
Issues And Challenges In American Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy And Diplomacy Of Major Powers
Bombs and Rockets: National Security Policy
International Political Economy
International Regimes
International Law
Global Poverty and Development
Seminar on International Relations
Advanced Research Practicum
Total Credits43

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

Students in this major are strongly encouraged to take PLS 483 Public Affairs Internship.