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2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, Public Administration Concentration, B.S.

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Department of Political Science 

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

The Pre-law concentration is designed for the student who plans to attend law school. A combination of core political science courses and courses in related disciplines has been found to provide a sound background for law school. Some law schools will not accept any professional or technical courses as part of their minimum requirement. It is essential that the student consult with his or her advisor in instances where such courses will be taken.

The concentration in Pre-law requires 36 semester hours of work, including

Required Courses

Core (18 hours)

Choose two from each of the following groups:

Subfields (6 hours)

Choose two from the following subfields:

  • American Government
  • Comparative Government
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory

Curriculum: Political Science, Public Administration

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


Subtotal: 29 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


  • 3 credit hours
  • PS electives 6 credit hours
  • Minors 3 credit hours
  • Elective 7 credit hours
  • PA cognate 12 credit hours

Subtotal: 31 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

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