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Political Science Major Requirements

Eligibility: To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required in the Political Science major or minor.  Those seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet requirements of the College of Education and Human Services. Required Credits: 36 Required Courses: Political Science 101, 105, 115, 245 and 401 (Political Science 101, 105, 115 are the introductory courses; 245 is the methods course and 401 is the senior capstone course) The remaining 21 credits are to include one course each from the 4 different sub-fields in groups 1 – 4 (groups 5 & 6 will count as electives towards the major) – (see checklist for course numbers and names).

  • Group 1 American Government Courses
  • Group 2 Political Theory Courses
  • Group 3 Comparative Government Courses
  • Group 4 International Relations and Organizations Courses

Once our courses are filled please meet with instructor for consent to add into course.

Political Science Minor Requirements

Required Credits: 24 Required Courses: Political Science 101, 105 and 115 The remaining 15 credits are to include one course each from the 3 different sub-fields in groups 1 – 4 (groups 5 & 6 will count as electives towards the major) – (see checklist for course numbers and names).

  • Group 1 American Government Courses
  • Group 2 Political Theory Courses
  • Group 3 Comparative Government Courses
  • Group 4 International Relations and Organizations Courses

Once our courses are filled please meet with instructor for consent to add into course.

Law & Policy Minor Requirements

Required Credits: 21 Required Courses: Political Science 253 and 392 or 315 The remaining 15 credits from the following elective courses and no more than 6 credits of elective courses may be taken in the same department – (see checklist).

Anthropology 338Political Science 302,305, 306, 308, 315, 316, 321, 323, 330, 342, 346, 354
Accounting 403, 404
Business 320, 321, Finance 320, 351
MHR 387
Public Administration 307
Criminal Justice 218, 270, 319, 328, 331, 347, 348Radio-TV-Film 313
Human Services 415Sociology 351, 353, 373
Journalism 412 Women’s Studies 342, 370
Philosophy 330, 345
Once our courses are filled please meet with instructor for consent to add into course.

Civic Engagement Minor Requirements

Required Credits: 21 Required Courses: Political Science 108 or American Government and Politics 105 or 113 The Democratic Arena Required Experience: A 3-credit internship; or 3-credit service learning experience; or a 3-credit study abroad experience (any one would have to be approved by the Civic Engagement Minor Coordinator) The remaining 15 credits from the following list. No more than six (6) credits may be taken from any one department – (see checklist for course numbers and names).

  • Anthropology 338, 380
  • Business 321, 450
  • Criminal Justice 358
  • Communication 319, 338, 422
  • Economics 307, 319, 339
  • Educational Foundations 408, 412
  • Environmental Studies 326, 355, 375, 450
  • Geography 321, 414
  • Health 315
  • History 326, 355, 369, 385, 386
  • Human Services 340, 377
  • International Studies 308
  • Journalism 211
  • Nursing 437
  • Philosophy 311, 330
  • Political Science 301, 303, 310, 315, 321, 328, 329, 335, 342, 350, 365, 380, 386, 388, 393
  • Public Administration 307, 361, 364
  • Religious Studies 381
  • Sociology 311, 342, 347, 351
  • Social Work 333
  • Special Education 414
  • Urban Planning 317
  • Women’s Studies 370

Once our courses are filled please meet with instructor for consent to add into course.