Political science graduates work in a wide variety of fields. The BA in Political Science will help to enable politically-active students to pursue a formalized program of study that includes opportunities for internships with local, state, and federal governmental agencies. These learning opportunities will provide the students connections and valuable experience to launch their careers in political science.
General Education Program
Social science majors cannot double-count courses that satisfy both their major and GEP requirements. Social science majors must take SOSC 1110 to fulfill the GEP social science requirement and STAT1150 for the Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Further information is in the General Education Program or can be obtained from the dean’s office.
First Year Experience: University Foundations
Political Science Core Courses
Total Hours Required
All students seeking a Bachelor Degree at Shawnee State University, MUST complete a minimum of two (2) Writing Intensive (WI) courses (denoted with “WI” in the course description). These courses may be completed within the General Education Program, the Major, or Electives. It is strongly suggested that students choose WI courses from their chosen major.
Social science majors must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each required social science course (both in the Core and Upper Division categories) in order to graduate.
Political Science Major (Minimum of 42 Hours)
Political Science Foundational Core Courses (15 Hours)