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

Political Science, BA


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Program Requirements


The requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science consist of POSC 1010 , POSC 1020  or POSC 1040 POSC 1030 , POSC 1990 , POSC 4990 , and at least 24 additional credit hours in political science at the 3000-4000 level, including at least one course from each of the following fields:

Note:


The student’s additional coursework in political science is chosen with the consent and advice of the departmental advisor to ensure an appropriate balance of breadth and specialization within the field of political science. In addition to the courses listed above, the department offers a wide range of specialized courses in each of the subfields of the political science discipline.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science also requires additional arts and humanities courses beyond the basic General Education Requirements .

Note: No more than three hours credit from POSC 3050 , POSC 3100 , POSC 3110 , POSC 3120 , POSC 3130 , POSC 4090 , and POSC 4100  may be applied toward a Political Science major.

Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 14

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • Arts and Humanities (Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Mathematics or Natural Science Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Oral Communication Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Arts and Humanities (Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Arts and Humanities (Non-Lit.) Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • History Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 6
Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Major Requirement 6 Credits 5
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 120


1 Students must complete through 2020 in any modern language except American Sign Language or Latin. See Modern Languages Requirement  at Clemson University statement.

2 HIST 1010 , HIST 1020 , HIST 1720 , HIST 1730 , or HIST 1930  

3 See General Education Requirements . BIOL 1090  may not be used to satisfy the Natural Science requirement.

4 Any University-approved General Education Natural Science course except BIOL 1090 .

5 See major requirements in program description above.

6 See list of Minors .

7 Any course in AAH, ART, DANC, MUSC, THEA or WCIN not already used to satisfy a General Education Requirement; or select from ARCH 2040 , COMM 4510 , DPA 4020 , ENGL 3480 , ENGL 3490 , ENGL 3570 ENGL 4470 , ENGL 4480 , ENGL 4500 ,ENGL 4510 , ENGL 4520 , ENGL 4530 ENGL 4540 , ENGL 4560 , FR 3200 , FR 4120 , GER 4550 , HIST 4200 , HUM 4560 , ITAL 4550 , LANG 2540 LANG 4540 , LANG 4550 PA 1010 , PAS 4300 , PHIL 4750 , SPAN 4070 , SPAN 4200  

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