Political Science Major Requirements

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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science


The Political Science Program uses the following progression sheet to track the courses that students have taken towards the degree.

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Political Science Progression Sheet (PDF)

Concord University Core Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Arts, with a major in political science, requires successful completion of 120 semester hours, including (1) the Program of General Studies, which must include six hours of one modern language; (2) the political science program listed below including successful completion of a comprehensive exam (part of the required capstone course, POSC 450); and (3) a program of electives OR a minor as worked out with the student's advisor.

Political Science Major Requirements

33 Credit Hours

  • POSC 101 Introduction to Political Science (3) 
  • POSC 104 American Federal Government (3)  
  • POSC 303 International Relations (3) OR POSC 304 Comparative Government (3) 
  • POSC 450 Seminar in Political Science (3) 
  • POSC 472 Political Science Internship (3, 6)

Three credit hours (one course) from the following:

  • POSC 340 Modern Political Ideologies (3) 
  • POSC 405 Political Theory I (3) 
  • POSC 406 Political Theory II (3)

Additional Requirements

  • Twelve (12) credit hours of political science electives
  • MATH 105 Elementary Statistics (3) OR POSC 205 Community Based Research (3)