2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 20, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science Major, BA (uTrack Requirements)


Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Following the sample academic plan and its uTrack milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. For specific course requirements, refer to the description of the major and the Arts and Sciences requirements  listed in the Catalog, and consult an academic advisor.

Requirements for Political Science Major


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
ENGL 101  (or equivalent)* 3 Completion of at least 12 credit hours
Foreign Language (intermediate level)* 3  
Natural Sciences Lab* 4  
Quantitative Reasoning Electives* 3-4  
1Elective 0-1  
Term 2
ENGL 102  (or equivalent)* 3 ENGL 101 *
Foreign Language (intermediate level)* 3  
Natural Sciences Lab (continuation of sequence)* 4  
POLS 101 * or POLS 107 * 3  
Quantitative Reasoning Electives* 3-4  
Term 3
Arts and Humanities (List A)* 3 Completion of at least 36 credit hours
Communicating Orally Elective* 3  
POLS 102 * 3  
1Electives 6  
Term 4
Arts and Humanities (List A or B)* 3 ENGL 102 *
Communicating through Writing Elective* 3 POLS 101 *
Political Science (major) 3 POLS 102 *
Non-U.S. History* 3  
Social Sciences* (not from POLS) 3  
Term 5
Non-U.S. History (continuation of sequence)* 3 Completion of at least 60 credit hours
Political Science (major) 6  
2Connections 3  
Global Challenges 3  
Term 6
Political Science (major) 3 Completion of at least 9 upper-division (300-400 level) hours
1Electives 12  
Term 7
Political Science (major) 9 Completion of at least 24 total upper-division (300-400 level) hours
2Connections 6  
Term 8
POLS 480   1 Completion of at least 42 total upper-division (300-400 level) hours
Political Science (major) 9  
1Electives 5  
TOTAL (minimum) 120-122  
1 All students must complete at least 42 upper-division (300-400 level) hours in order to receive a degree from the College of Arts & Sciences.
2 The Connections requirement may be satisfied in one of three ways: (1) by completing 9 hours from one of the approved Connections packages, (2) by completing the requirements for a second major or minor, or (3) by completing 9 hours of study abroad coursework. All students must complete at least 42 upper-division (300-400 level) hours in order to receive a degree from the College of Arts & Sciences.