College of Arts and Sciences

School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

Political Science: General Option

The general option requires a total of 36 hours in political science, at least 15 of which must be earned at WSU.

Required Courses

  • POL S 101: American National Government
  • POL S 102: Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POL S 103: International Politics
  • At least 3 hours from American politics: POL S 206, 300, 301, 305, 317, 375, 402, 404 [M], 417, 420, 446 [M], 450 [M], 455
  • At least 3 hours from comparative and international politics: POL S 314, 405 [M], 418, 424 [M], 427, 429, 435, 436, 472 [M], 474, 476 [M]
  • At least 3 hours from public policy and public administration: POL S 301, 316, 340, 416, 430, 432 [M], 443, 445, 446 [M], 447 [M], 448
  • 18 additional hours of POL S electives
  • 12 hours of upper-division social science or humanities electives beyond GERs (to be selected in consultation with the political science advisor)
  • 3 hours from ENGLISH 201, 301, 402, or approved course
Recommended Courses
  • Statistics and computer science
University Writing Requirements
  • Two (2) Writing in the Major [M] courses (6 hours) from POL S 404, 405, 424, 432, 438, 442, 446, 447, 450, 472, 476
  • Junior Writing Portfolio/Qualifying Exam (portfolio and proficiency exam required no later than first semester after earning 60 credits)
Foreign Language Requirement
  • 2 years high school or 1 year college (in same language)
Apply for graduation
Political Science Advising

Teresa Woolverton
Academic Advisor
Johnson Tower 827
509-335-1291
twool@wsu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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