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Political Science

Chairperson:  Jason Lindsey
Webster Hall 328
Phone: 320.308.2162

BS in Social Studies: Political Science (27 credits) View Details

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours, with at least 12 semester hours in residence at SCSU.
  • Grades of “C” or better in ENGL 191 and CMST 192.

Admission To Teacher Education

Professional Education Sequence for Pre K-12 and 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CPSY 262, CPSY 361; IM 422; HURL 497; ENGL 460 or ED 460; SPED 203; ED 421 and ED 431 (co-requisites); ED 466 or ED 467. Admission to Teacher Education and a passing score on the MTLE Basic skills tests is required for placement in student teaching.


  • Students selecting this major must complete the Liberal Education program, the Social Studies Licensing Core, one of the emphases in the B.S. Social Studies major designated for licensure and the Professional Education component.
  • Many of the social studies licensure core courses may be used for the liberal education program.
  • PSY 240 may be substituted for CPSY 262 in the education core. Please contact the social studies teaching program to set up an advising appointment if you have any questions.

Program Requirements

Social Studies Licensing Core: ANTH 250; ECON 201; GEOG 253, 270; HIST 140 or HIST 141, HIST 106 (global only), HIST 385; ETHS 310; POL 251; PSY 240; SOC 160; SST 253, SST 441, SST 453.  Political Science Core (27 credits): POL 101, POL 111, POL 251, POL 491 or POL 492. Three courses (9 credits) in American Government (300 or 400 level). One course (3 credits) in international relations or comparative government (300 or 400 level). One course (3 credits) in political theory (300 or 400 level).

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