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.
B.A., Political Science: Research Design and Analysis track requirements: 40 Credits
- The track in Research Design and Analysis (RDA) is designed to prepare students to meet the burgeoning demand for hard analytical skills in business, government, and the non-profit sector.
|Required PLS Major Courses|
|PLS 121||American Government And Politics||3|
|PLS 215||Comparative Political Systems||3|
|PLS 310||Political Science Research Methods||4|
|PLS 591||Senior Research Seminar In Political Science 1||3|
|Research Design and Analysis Track Courses|
|PLS 530||Advanced Statistics for Political Science||3|
|Select 12 credits from the following:||12|
|Game Theory And Social Choice|
|The New Institutionalism|
|Advanced Research Practicum|
|Math Fundamentals for the Social Sciences|
|Games and Models|
|Making Maps that Matter: Introduction to GIS|
|Select 12 credits in Political Science at the 200 level or above.||12|
|An internship with an agency, business, or non-profit where the student will employ his/her data analysis skills is strongly encouraged:|
|Public Affairs Internship|
This course is offered only in the fall semester, and may not be taken on an independent study or transfer basis.