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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science (B.A.)

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Bulletin/Catalog Year 2017-2018

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Department of Political Science

Location: Clement Bldg., Room 143
Phone: 931-221-7515
Website:  www.apsu.edu/polysci

Description of Major

The Political Science program is designed for students who want to work in campaigns and government; teach government and history in high school; or who want a traditional liberal arts major which prepares them to think critically and enter a wide variety of business and other nongovernmental organizations. Our majors with the legal studies concentration are also prepared for law school and graduate school. Courses cannot be counted in both the major and minor. A departmental exit exam is required the last semester before graduation.

* For this degree a student must complete at least 39 hours upper division (3000-4999) credit hours.

* A minor is required should the student not declare legal studies as a concentration.

* Six hours of foreign language at the intermediate-level are required for the B.A. degree. Students may be required to enroll in elementary-level, foreign language classes to satisfy the prerequisites for intermediate-level foreign language classes.

General Education Core

  Credit Hours
see Common Core 41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1
Foreign Language 6

Major Requirements that Satisfy General Education Core

Total Hours 3

Major Core Requirements

Total Hours 15

Total Hours 9

Upper Division Courses

Total Hours 6

Major Guided Electives

Total Hours 18


Legal Studies

A bachelor’s degree in political science addresses a number of topics, including law. For students interested in a legal career, APSU offers a legal studies concentration within the political science degree. Listed below are the courses we require for the program.

Note:  POLS 4300, 4380, and 4370 will not be options for Constitutional Law I or II, and will be considered upper division electives

Political Science

Total Hours 9

Upper Division Courses

  • Three (3) Political Science courses 3000-4000 level 9
Total Hours 9

Total Program Hours 120

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