University Catalog

Political Science

Chairperson:  Jason Lindsey
Address: 
329 Brown Hall
Phone: 320.308.2162
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/politicalscience

BA in Political Science (37 credits)


Admission Requirements

Notes

  • Any POL course not used to meet the requirements may be used as an elective, with the following exceptions: A maximum of 6 credits from POL 444 and up to 3 credits of independent study as a survey director may be earned.
  • A maximum of 3 credits may be used from non-departmental offerings, including the following courses: ECON 350, ECON 360, ECON 460, ECON 461, ECON 474, ECON 478, ECON 483 and other courses by petition and with the approval of the department.
  • At least 24 credits must be taken at the 300 level or above.
  • For a current list of courses, see the Department of Political Science Office.

Program Requirements

POL 101, POL 111, POL 201, POL 251 and POL 420. One course in American government (300 or 400 level). One course in comparative government (300 or 400 level). One course in international relations (300 or 400 level). One course in political theory (300 or 400 level).

Electives

12 Credits with the approval of the department.

Minor in Political Science (18 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • A student must pass POL 101 and POL 111 with a grade of C or better to be admitted to the minor.

Notes

  • Only courses with a grade of C or better may be counted toward the minor.
  • Students will normally take POL 101 and POL 111 in the freshman year and take POL 201 and POL 251 in the sophomore year. Majors and minors normally should take all required core lower level courses before registering for 300 - and above courses in the maj
  • For a current list of courses, see the Department of Political Science Office.

Program Requirements

POL 101, POL 111, POL 251. One course in American government (300 or 400 level). One course in comparative government or one course in international relations (300 or 400 level). One course in political theory (300 or 400 level).



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