Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Required 120 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above) including:

 I.  Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II.  BA in Political Science Program Requirements:

    a.  At least a 2.00 GPA cumulative at UND

    b.  At least a 2.50 GPA for courses required within the major

III. Core Curriculum:

Introductory-level coursework
Select two of the following:6
POLS 115American Government I3
POLS 116State and Local Government3
POLS 120Global Perspectives3
Intermediate-level coursework
Select two of the following:6
POLS 215Politics and Diversity3
POLS 220International Politics3
POLS 225Comparative Politics3
POLS 250Introduction to Public Administration3
Advanced-level coursework
POLS 300Introduction Research Methods3
POLS 310Introduction to Political Thought3
POLS 405Political Behavior3
or POLS 432 Public Policy Making Process
A Capstone experience
POLS 495Senior Colloquium in Political Science and Public Administration3
Political Science students also will take 9 hours of electives, normally at the 300-level or above. Up to three (3) credits at the 200-level may be counted towards this elective requirement without prior departmental approval. Majors may take up to six (6) hours of these electives, at the 300-level or above from relevant courses outside the department with prior departmental approval.9
Total Credits54

Students may substitute POLS 308 Intergovernmental Relations with departmental approval.

Political Science students also will meet the following requirements based on courses offered in other departments:

  1. Level II proficiency in a foreign language
  2. ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics or equivalent (3 credits)
  3. ECON 210 Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics or equivalent undergraduate statistics course such as PSYC 241 Introduction to Statistics or SOC 326 Sociological Statistics

IV.  Nistler College of Business & Public Administration Graduation Requirements:

  1. Earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 (including transfer credits)
  2. Earn a minimum UND GPA of 2.00
  3. Earn a minimum GPA of 2.50 for all courses that apply toward the major (including transfer credits)
  4. Complete at least half of the major courses that apply toward the degree and major at UND.