Feb 20, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 10-03-17) 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 10-03-17) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, Public Policy Concentration, B.A.

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Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Credit Hours: 39+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.

Required Courses


At least 15 credit hours at the 300-level or above is required of this major.

Select a minimum of 3 credit hours in each of the three subfields of political science

Public Policy Concentration (18 credit hours)

Select at least 3 credit hours from each of the two following areas:


*Students are encouraged to use a field internship as their elective.

**If the topic is policy focused.

Reflective Essay Requirement

Students in the final year of their concentration will submit a reflective essay to PLCY coordinator within Political Science (students who complete POLI 402  can submit the essay written for that class). Specific instructions about the essay can be found through the Political Science Department.

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation

None.  All courses that may apply toward completion of course requirements within the major apply toward the major GPA calculation.

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