Dec 07, 2023
Program Code: 272*/272J
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 (65-66 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. Minimum of 18 semester hours of courses taken to fulfill major requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian.
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 .
Required Political Science courses (14 Hours)
Theory & Methodology Course - Choose One
International & Comparative Course - Choose One
Law Courses (6 Hours)
Political Science Electives (15 Hours) - Chosen in Consultation with an Advisor
Any courses not used to meet Required Political Science Courses and Area 1 Law Courses requirements above may be used here.
Required Pre-professional Legal Studies Concentration (30-31 Hours)
minimum of 30 semester hours
The Pre-professional Legal Studies concentration, made up of courses drawn from one or more disciplines outside the GJS Department, 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. * Students must have 90 s.h. of coursework to be eligible for internship PS 4900 .
Professional Core Courses (9-10 Hours)
Choose one Statistics course: (3-4 Hours)
Remaining Professional Core Courses: (6 Hours)
Criminal Justice Related Courses (6 Hours) - Choose Two
Professional Legal Studies Electives (15 Hours) - Choose 15 hours outside Political Science in consultation with an advisor
Any course used to meet requirements above cannot be used to meet this requirement.
Electives (10-11 Hours)
Taken to total 120 hours for the degree
Total Required (120 Hours)