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Political Science

Political Science - BA - Pre-Law and Legal Process

This major requires a minor.

Total number of hours required for this degree:

120 semester hours

Total number of hours (not including prerequisites) in major:

45 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

30 semester hours

Major courses required;

POLS 1301, POLS 1302, POLS 2310, POLS 2321, POLS 2332, POLS 3325,

POLS 4301, POLS 3302, POLS 4351, POLS 4302, POLS 4388, POLS 4333,

POLS 4395 and choice of one: POLS 4316 or POLS 4360 and choice of

one: POLS 4350 or POLS 4361

Suggested sequence of courses for Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

- Pre-Law and Legal Process

FALL - YEAR ONE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR ONE

 

(GE) ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

(GE) ENGL 1314

3 hrs

(GE) MATH 1301 or higher

3 hrs

 

(GE) CISS 1310

3 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

ARTS 1361, DRAM 2301,

DRAM 2310 or MUSI 2331

3 hrs

 

(GE) DRAM 2312

3 hrs

(GE) HIST 1301

3 hrs

 

(GE) HIST 1302

3 hrs

(GE) POLS 1301

3 hrs

 

POLS 1302

3 hrs

INDS 1131 (For first term

traditional freshmen)

1 hr

 

 

 

TOTAL

16 hrs

 

TOTAL

15 hrs

FALL - YEAR TWO

 

 

SPRING - YEAR TWO

 

(GE) One of the following:

BIOL 1400, BIOL 2300,

CHEM 1401, PHSC 1411,

or PHSC 1412

3-4 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

BIOL 1400, BIOL 2300,

CHEM 1401, PHSC 1411,(GE

or PHSC 1412

3-4 hrs

(GE) SPAN 1411

3-4 hrs

 

(GE) SPAN 1412

3-4 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

ENGL 2332, ENGL 2335,

ENGL 2336 or ENGL 2370

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

RLST 1310, RLST 1333,

or RLST 1350

3 hrs

POLS 2310

3 hrs

 

(GE) ECON 2301

3 hrs

POLS 2321

3 hrs

 

POLS 2332

3 hrs

TOTAL

15-17 hrs

 

TOTAL

15-17 hrs

FALL - YEAR THREE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR THREE

 

(GE) PHIL 2321

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

POLS 3302

3 hrs

POLS 3325

3 hrs

 

POLS 4351

3 hrs

POLS 4301

3 hrs

 

POLS 4302

3 hrs

TOTAL

15 hrs

 

TOTAL

15 hrs

FALL - YEAR FOUR

 

 

SPRING - YEAR FOUR

 

Minor

3 hrs

 

Minor/Elective

3 hrs

Minor/Elective

3 hrs

 

POLS 4350 or POLS 4361

3 hrs

Minor/Elective

3 hrs

 

POLS 4333

3 hrs

POLS 4316 or POLS 4360

3 hrs

 

POLS 4395

3 hrs

POLS 4388

3 hrs

 

Electives to reach the 120

requirement

0-3

TOTAL

15 hrs

 

TOTAL

12 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor, and validation of completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 120
  • institutional semester hours - 45
  • overall advanced hours - 36
  • institutional advanced hours - 24

Foreign language requirement:

SPAN 1411 and 1412 or equivalent

Acceptable minor fields:

Sociology, History, Philosophy, Mexican American Studies or a discipline approved by the political science faculty

Political Science Teacher Certification

Liberal Studies for Grades 4-8 Social Studies Certification

Admission moratorium in August 2013

Minor in Political Science - Pre-Law and Legal Process

Total number of hours required:

24 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required:

12 semester hours

Required courses (not including prerequisites) in minor:

POLS 1301

American Government

POLS 1302

State Government

POLS 2310

Legal Process

POLS 2321

Law School Prep and Intro to Legal System

POLS 4350

International Relations and Law

POLS 4351

Environmental Politics and the Law

POLS 4360

Latino Politics and Law

POLS 4395

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