4-Year Plan

There are hundreds of courses that satisfy various L&S Degree Requirements, and courses can double-count towards more than one requirement. The sample below assumes no high school Foreign Language was taken and that the student placed into college-level Math and English. In addition, this sample reflects the degree requirements for students who began their college education in Fall of 2013 or later. If you started college coursework prior to Fall of 2013, your degree requirements may be different.

This sample shows one possible pathway to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in four years. This plan does not replace the advice of your advisor, and you are cautioned to meet regularly with your advisor to create a personalized plan that matches your particular circumstances rather than following this verbatim. To clarify any degree requirements, please contact your Undergraduate Advisor.

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
ENGLISH 101
Introduction to College Writing
3
MATH 103
Contemporary Applications of Mathematics (QL-A)
or MATH 105
Intermediate Algebra
3
1st semester Foreign Language
3-5
POL SCI 103
Introduction to Political Science (SS)
or POL SCI 104
Introduction to American Government and Politics
3
L&S Humanities
2
Spring Credits
ENGLISH 102
College Writing and Research (OWC-A)
3
L&S Humanities
3
2nd semester Foreign Language
3-5
L&S Natural Science
3-5
Pol Sci elective (SS)
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
L&S Humanities/Cultural Diversity
3
3rd semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
L&S Social Science, not Pol Sci
3
L&S Natural Science with lab
3-5
OWC-B course
3
Spring Credits
L&S Humanities
3
4th semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
L&S Social Science, not Pol Sci
3
L&S Natural Science
3
Arts GER
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
POL SCI 390
Political Data Analysis (QL-B) (formal reasoning)
4
L&S Natural Science
3
Pol Sci upper-level, Comparative Politics
3
L&S upper-level
3
Elective
3
Spring Credits
Pol Sci upper-level, American Politics
3
L&S upper-level
3
Pol Sci upper-level, International Politics
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
Pol Sci upper-level, Political Theory
3
Pol Sci upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Spring Credits
POL SCI 500
Capstone Course in Political Science
3
Pol Sci upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
Elective
3
Elective
3

Key
(A) Arts GER (Int’l) International
(HU) Humanities (QL-A) Quantitative Literacy A
(NS) Natural Science (QL-B) Quantitative Literacy B
(SS) Social Science (OWC-A) Oral and Written Communication A
(CD) Cultural Diversity GER (OWC-B) Oral and Written Communication B