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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science - American Politics Concentration, BS

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Program Code: 272*/272C
CIP Code: 45.1001


General Education Requirements (44 Hours)

Some general education requirements may be double-counted in the major with departmental approval. Please see your advisor for information.

Major Requirements (59 Hours)

2. 0 major GPA is required for graduation. Major GPA calculation will include all courses taken in the Government & Justice Studies department, plus any other courses under Major Requirements. Minimum of 18 semester hours of courses taken to fulfill major requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian. ** Students must have 90 hours of coursework to be eligible for internship P S 4900 .

You must complete at least one 3-hour course with a Writing in the Discipline [WID] designation within the Major Requirements. Courses with the [WID] designation are P S 3280 , P S 3320 , P S 3370 , P S 3550 P S 4230 , P S 4723 , & P S 4748 . [WID] All have PRE: R C 2001 .

Political Science Courses (15 Hours)

(Complete 9 hours in one section and 6 hours in the other section)

Required Political Science Electives (12 Hours)

Chosen with the consent of an advisor

Required American Politics Concentration

Minimum of 18 semester hours to be chosen with the consent of an advisor.

The concentration, made up of courses drawn from the list of courses below, requires careful planning. Students are encouraged to develop their program of study early in their academic careers with the assigned departmental advisor for this specific concentration.


Minor (Required) (12-17 Hours)

Electives (2-7 Hours)

Taken to total 122 hours for the degree

  • 2 semester hours of free electives must be outside the major discipline.

Total Required (122 Hours)

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