Major Academic Plan for B.A./B.S. in Political Science

A Major Academic Plan (MAP) illustrates one way to complete a degree in a recommended number of semesters. Below is an example of an efficient and recommended plan, but actual plans will vary by individual student needs. Program requirements are based on Catalog Year.

MAP Grid
Course Subject and TitleCreditsMin Grade*Program Element**When OfferedPrerequisiteCo Requisite
First Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1101 3 C-GEF, S, SuAppropriate placement score 
GE Objective 3 3  GE   
GE Objective 6: POLS 1101 3 CGEF, S, Su  
Free Electives 6      
Semester Total15
Second Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1102 3 C-GEF, S, SuENGL 1101 or equivalent 
GE Objective 5 w/lab 4  GE   
GE Objective 7: POLS 2202 3 CGEF, S, Su  
POLS 2221 Introduction to International Relations 3   F, S  
Free Electives 2      
Semester Total15
Third Semester
GE Objective 2: COMM 1101 3  GEF, S  
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
POLS 3331 Comparative Politics Framework for Analysis 3  UMF, S, Su  
POLS 4442 Constitutional Law
or POLS 4443 Civil Rights and Liberties
3  UMF, S  
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Fourth Semester
GE Objective 5        
GE Objective 9        
POLS 3313 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3    F, S  
POLS Free Electives 3      
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total9