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2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, Public Policy and Management Concentration, B.S.


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Political Science and International Relations  
615-898-2708
Michael Federici, program coordinator
Michael.Federici@mtsu.edu

Students majoring in Political Science can choose a general focus or a concentration in either Public Policy and Management or Pre-law.

The Public Policy and Management concentration is for those seeking administrative careers in government or public service agencies. A combination of general political science courses, core public administration courses, pertinent political science electives, and courses in related disciplines provides a sound background for an administrative career.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Political Science, Public Policy and Management, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 46 hours*
Public Policy and Management Cognate 9 hours
Minor 15-18 hours
Electives 6-9 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements include Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following course required by the program meets General Education requirements:

Political Science Electives (9 hours)


  • Choose three PS electives (including any of the above) 9 credit hours

Public Policy and Management Cognate (9 hours)


Complete three of the following courses in consultation with advisor.

Public Policy Management


  • Any courses listed under “Policy” and “Management” not used toward the major.

Minor (15-18 hours)


Electives (6-9 hours)


Curriculum: Political Science, Public Policy and Management, B.S.


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural  Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman Fall


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Freshman Spring


Subtotal: 14 Hours


Sophomore Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Sophomore Spring


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Spring


  • 1 to 12 credit hours (3 credit hours required)
  • PS elective 3 credit hours
  • Topical PPM elective 3 credit hours
  • Public Management elective 3 credit hours
  • Minor 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Fall


  • Public Policy elective 3 credit hours
  • PS elective 3 credit hours
  • PA cognate 6 credit hours
  • Minor 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Spring


  • 3 credit hours
  • PA cognate 3 credit hours
  • General elective 3 credit hours
  • General elective/minor 3 credit hours
  • PS elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


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