Political Science (Bachelor of Arts)

Course Title Credits
General Studies Requirements41
Pre-Professional Courses
CJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CS 201Introduction to Information Technology3
PSC 100Introduction to American Government3
PSC 102Introduction to State and Local Government3
Math higher than MS 110 (MS 204 recommended)3
General Electives4
Political Science Requirements
At least 6 hours from each of the four fields: 124
American Government
Global Studies
Theory and Methodology
Public Administration and Policy
Political Science electives 100+3
Political Science electives 300+3
Minor and General Electives30
Total Hours120

Fields of Political Science

Course Title Credits
American Government
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to the Law
Politics and Film
Probate Courts and Administrative Law
Political Parties (WI)
The Legislative Process
Religion, Politics and Policy
Legal Reasoning
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Southern Politics
Politics and Public Opinion
The Judicial Process
Global Studies
Introduction to International Relations
Governments of Europe
Governments of Latin America
Governments of the Middle East
American Foreign Policy
Governments of Asia
Comparative Politics
Public Administration and Policy
Introduction to Public Policy
Introduction to Public Administration
Inter-governmental Relations
The American Executive
Grantwriting
Theory and Methodology
Political Science Methods 2
Ancient and Medieval Political Theory
Modern Political Theory (WI)
American Political Thought
Introduction to Political Psychology

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHours
EH Composition sequence 3
Fine Arts 3
MS 110 Finite Mathematics (or higher) 3
History sequence 3
PSC 100 Introduction to American Government 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
 Hours15
Spring
EH Composition sequence 3
EH 141 Speech 3
History sequence 3
PSC 102 Introduction to State and Local Government 3
MS higher than 110 (MS 204 is recommended) 3
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
Literature 3
Natural Science sequence 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3
CS 201 Introduction to Information Technology 3
Political Science Electives 3
 Hours16
Spring
Literature 3
Natural Science sequence 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3
CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
General Elective 1
 Hours14
Junior
Fall
PSC American Government Electives 3
PSC Global Studies Electives 3
PSC Public Administration Electives 3
PSC Theory and Methodology Electives 3
Minor/General Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
PSC Public Administration Electives 3
PSC Theory and Methodology Electives 3
Minor/General Electives 9
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
PSC American Government Electives 3
PSC Global Studies Electives 3
Minor/General Electives 300+ 9
 Hours15
Spring
PSC 300+ Electives 3
Minor/General Electives 300+ 3
General Electives 300+ 3
General Electives 6
 Hours15
 Total Hours120