Political Science

B.A. with Major in Political Science

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
MATH 103 College Algebra 3
POLS 115 American Government I 3
Essential Studies: Global Diversity Recommended: Anth 171 or Geog 161 3
Language 101 Students may select any foreign language offered 4
Second Semester
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENGL 130 3
POLS 116 State and Local Government 3
Essential Studies: Fine Arts 3
Language 102 Students should continue with language pursued in Freshman Year - First Term 4
Sophomore Year
First Semester
POLS 225
Comparative Politics
or Introduction to Public Administration
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 210
Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
or Introduction to Statistics
or Sociological Statistics
Essential Studies: Humanities Recommended: PHIL 110 3
Open Elective 3
Second Semester
POLS 220 International Politics Students may choose POLS 250 in Junior Year - Fall in which case, this course can be used an elective or another elective may be selected in its place 3
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Essential Studies: Science w/ Lab 4
Open Electives 6
Junior Year
First Semester
POLS 300 Introduction Research Methods 3
POLS 310 Introduction to Political Thought 3
POLS Elective Student may choose POLS 405 in place of POLS 432 in Junior Year-Spring 3
Open Electives Recommended: 300 or above; if student did not select POLS 220 in Sophomore Year-Spring, then POLS 250 should be selected for 3 of these 6 hours 6
Second Semester
POLS 318 American Political Thought Recommended to fulfill a POLS elective and Essential Studies "U" but a student may select any Essential Studies "U" course 3
POLS 432 Public Policy Making Process If student selected POLS 405 in Junior Year-Fall, this course may be substituted for any POLS elective 3
Open Electives If students does not choose POLS 318, 3 of these open elective hours should be POLS to meet elective requirement 10
Senior Year
First Semester
Open Electives Recommended: 300 or above 13
POLS Elective Recommended: 300 or above 3
Second Semester
POLS 495 Senior Colloquium in Political Science and Public Administration 3
POLS Elective Recommended: 300 or above 3
Open Electives Recommended: 300 or above 9
 Total Credits125

The Department Political Science and Public Administration is housed within the College of Business and Public Administration and the B.A. in Political Science degree is conferred by the College of Arts and Sciences. ^^ Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements. Essential Studies requirements are found at http://und.edu/academics/essential-studies/requirements.cfm

Office of the Registrar

Tel: 701.777.2711
Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382