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

2020-2021

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 (with lab) 4  GE   
GE Objective 7: POLS 2202 3 CGEF, S, Su  
POLS 2221 Introduction to International Relations 3  UMF, 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  UMPOLS 4442 - F; POLS 4443 - S  
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Fourth Semester
GE Objective 5 3  GE   
GE Objective 9 3  GE   
POLS 3313 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3  UMF, S  
POLS Free Electives 3  UM   
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Fifth Semester
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
POLS 4403 The Presidency
or POLS 4404 The Legislative Process
3  UMPOLS 4403 - F, Su; POLS 4404 - S, Su  
POLS Free Electives 3  UM   
Free Electives 6      
Semester Total15
Sixth Semester
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
POLS 4401 Political Parties and Groups
or POLS 4427 Voting and Public Opinion
3  UMPOLS 4401 - S, Su; POLS 4427 - F  
POLS Free Electives 3  UM   
Upper Division Free Electives 3  UU   
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Seventh Semester
POLS 4460 Senior Seminar 3  UMF, S  
Upper Division Free Electives 3  UU   
Free Electives 9      
Semester Total15
Eighth Semester
POLS Free Electives 3  UM   
Free Electives 12      
Semester Total15
Total120