Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2018-19 NSU Undergraduate Catalog Program: Political Science B.A. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Political Science B.A.

OSRHE Program Code: 069 Transfer Agreements
CIP Code: 451001 TCC AA Political Science to NSU BA Political Science 2018-19  
Major Code: 9720  
Option Code:  
  • 9725 - General

General Education Requirements

A minimum of 46 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years.  For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements.  However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements.  Students should consult advisors and the program’s plan of study for further information.  Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work.  See General Education Requirements for more information.

Political Science Core - 15 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
POLS 2313 - Introduction to International Relations #
POLS 2353 - Introduction to Comparative Politics #
POLS 2713 - Introduction to State and Local Government #
POLS 2813 - Introduction to Political Theory #
POLS 3083 - Scope and Methods of Political Science #

American Institutions - 6 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
POLS 2623 - Public Policy#
POLS 3513 - Legislative Process #
POLS 3543 - American Presidency #
POLS 4213 - Political Parties #
POLS 4233 - Interest Groups in U.S. Politics #
POLS 4633 - Public Personnel Administration #
POLS 4653 - Public Finance and Budgeting #
POLS 4733 - Constitutional Law I #
POLS 4833 - Constitutional Law II #

International Relations and Comparative Politics - 6 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
POLS 4153 - Regional Politics #
POLS 4163 - Political Development #
POLS 4413 - American Foreign Policy #
POLS 4603 - Topics in Global Issues

Political Behavior - 6 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
POLS 4133 - Southern Politics #
POLS 4183 - Political Propaganda #
POLS 4253 - Public Opinion and Political Behavior #
POLS 4263 - Politics and the American Indian #
POLS 4273 - Race and Politics #
POLS 4283 - Campaigns and Elections #
POLS 4293 - Political Communication and the Media #

Political Theory - 3 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
POLS 4533 - Contemporary Political Theory #
POLS 4543 - Philosophy of Law #
POLS 4573 - American Political Thought #

Electives - 3 hours

Three hours of 3000/4000 level Political Science.

Major Total - 39 hours

Minor - 18 hours

A minor is required for the Political Science major.

Additional Degree Information - College of Liberal Arts

In addition to general education and program requirements stated above, additional hours may be needed to satisfy all minimum degree requirements listed below.

  • English Proficiency: Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
  • ​A minimum of 124 hours is required. PE activity is limited to four hours. Prior learning credit (CLEP, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc) is limited to 30 hours.
  • ​A minimum of 30 hours in residence (from NSU) is required for graduation. PE activity is limited to four hours. Hours in residence exclude zero-level courses and prior learning credit such as CLEP, Advanced Placement, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc.​
  • A minimum of 40 hours of 3000/4000 level courses is required for graduation.  ​
  • A minimum of 60 hours from a 4-year school is required for graduation excluding zero level and PE activity courses.
  • At least fifty percent of the major requirements must be upper division courses (3000 and 4000 level).
  • At least 18 hours or fifty percent of the major, whichever is greater, must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.
  • The minimum number of credit hours required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences varies based on the type of degree.  B.A., B.A.Ed., B.F.A. and B.M.E. degrees require at least 80 hours.  B.S. and B.S.Ed. degrees require at least 55 hours.  B.G.S. and B.S.W. degrees require at least 40 hours.  Liberal Arts and Science courses are designated with a “#” after the course title.

For more information, see Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.