University Catalog

Political Science

Chairperson:  Jason Lindsey
51B 328
Phone: 320.308.2162

BS in Social Studies: Political Science (24 credits)

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

Admission Criteria. Professional Education Sequence for Pre K-12 and 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CEEP 262, CEEP 361; IM 422; HLTH 301; 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.

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: POL 101, POL 111, POL 251, POL 311, POL 312, POL 491 or POL 492. One course (3 Cr.) in comparative government or one course in international relations (300/400). One course (3 Cr.) in political theory (300/400).

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