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2012-2013 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Political Science Major


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BA degree

Requirements


Political Science majors complete 39 credits in political science. In addition, majors must satisfy a specific cognate requirement in selecting their distribution courses for the Bachelor of Arts degree.  Students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in the major in order to graduate.

Foundation Courses


Twelve (12) credits required. These courses should generally be taken in the first or second year.

Math


MTH 104 or 120 is a prerequisite for PSC 349.

Research Methods


 Three (3) credits required.

Internship


Three (3) internship credits are required; up to fifteen (15) Internship credits may be earned.

Recommended in senior year; may be waived in lieu of a study abroad of at least 4-weeks duration plus an upper-division course in PSC.

Specialized Courses


Seven (7) courses, a total of twenty-one (21) credits. PSC courses must be above the 100 level, and may not include PSC 349 or PSC 305.

One of these 7 courses must be a non-Western course in any department (can also count toward other degree requirements).

  • A maximum of 2 of the 6 PSC courses can be completed at PSC 200 level
  • A minimum of 2 of the 6 PSC courses must be completed at PSC 400 level

Upper division courses (PSC 300+) must be taken in a minimum of 2 of the 4 main subfields:  American Politics/Policy, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory

Total Credits: 39


Total Credits including one 3-credit math course: 42

University Studies Requirements


In addition to the requirements in the major, students will be required to complete the University Studies requirements. For more information: http://www.umassd.edu/generaleducation/universitystudies/universitystudiescurriculum/.

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