Political Science

Major or Minor in Political Science with Teacher Licensure

Students who want to teach government in high school should minor in Secondary Education; complete 12 hours of History (may include General Studies requirements); minor in History (highly recommended), Economics, or Geography; and take 33 hours in political science. These should include the following:

> Core: PS 1005, 1010, 3001, 4800
> Either PS 3210 or 4220 (International Relations)
> Either PS 4230, 4700, 4920, or 4930.
> 15 elective hours with at least one course in three or four specified areas (American Government, Public Law, Public Administration, and Comparative Government).   

Students must also complete enhanced General Studies requirements including either COMM 2200 or 4000 and either HIST 1010, 1020, 1110, or 1120.

Students with teacher licensure in History, Geography, and Economics who are seeking an add-on endorsement in Government must take: PS 1005, 1010, 2440; either PS 3210 or 4300; either PS 2020 or 4120; and an upper-division class in political theory (total 18 credit hours)

Students without licensure in History, Geography, and Economics who are seeking an add-on endorsement in Government must take the classes listed above plus 3 additional hours of political science (a total of 21 hours).

These are not the only requirements for the degree. Please refer to the proper Upper-Division Form (79 KB) for the complete requirements.

Curriculum Mapping

Examples laying out requirements by semester to complete in 4 years. Click on:

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