Nov 29, 2023
Program Code: 271A
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.
Language Requirements (3 Hours)
Students are required to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in a language other than English. Intermediate-level proficiency is demonstrated by successful completion of a 4th-semester language course in one of the following:
Note: Beginning language course I & II or beginning combination language course and intermediate language course I are prerequisites for *intermediate level II course. Placement tests are designed for placement purposes only and a score on this test alone is not sufficient to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency.
Language courses 1050 or 1060 may be used in General Education Liberal Studies Experience.
Major Requirements (38 Hours)
2. 0 major GPA is required for graduation. Major GPA calculation will include all courses taken in the major discipline, plus any other courses under Major Requirements.
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 PS 3280 , PS 3320 , PS 3370 , PS 3550 , PS 3565 , PS 3570 , PS 4230 , PS 4723 , & PS 4748 . [WID] All have PRE: RC 2001 .
Political Science Area Options (12 Hours)
Choose at least one course in four of the following areas:
Area 1. Theory & Methodology
Area 2. International Relations
Area 3. American Politics & Government
Area 4. Comparative Government
Area 5. Public Law & Judicial Behavior
Area 6. Public Administration
Area 7. Political Behavior
Political Science Electives - Choose (15 Hours)
**Students must have 90 hours of coursework to be eligible for internship PS 4900 .
Minor Required (12-21 Hours)
- Minimum of 9 semester hours of courses taken to fulfill minor requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian.
Electives (14-23 Hours)
Taken to total 120 hours for the degree
Total Required (120 Hours)