Dec 01, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts in political science program is designed for students who plan to enter graduate or law school, or who choose to pursue careers in government services at the federal, state and local levels, international affairs and teaching. The department focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and processes. Courses include an overview of political science as a discipline. The field includes instructions in comparative government and politics, American government, state and local government, political parties and interests groups, political science research, transnational concerns and politics, politics of third world countries and political theory.

In addition to the Major Requirements, the political science program offers its majors an opportunity to engage in meaningful field experience in Washington, D.C.; Tallahassee, Florida; and other cities.

Major Requirements for Political Science: Total Semester Hours = 120

Freshman Year

First Semester

Total: 17

Total: 16

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Total: 13

Second Semester

Total: 15

Senior Year

First Semester

Total: 12

Second Semester

Total: 15


All students MUST see a Student Success Coach to review the details of the vertical curriculum and prerequisites requirements.

GE = General Education Courses

*Based on your placement testing scores, these courses may require prerequisites which may extend the number of semesters needed to complete degree requirements. These prerequisites do not count towards the degree for graduation.

**Marching Band Members ONLY, substitute PE Activity with MUB 110 - Marching Band . **ROTC Members ONLY, substitute PE Activity with MY 104 - Basic Military Science  and MYL 104 - Basic Military Science Laboratory .