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Kennesaw State University    
  Feb 18, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science B.S.

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Bachelor of Science Degree
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Political Science and International Affairs
(470) 578-6227

Political Science is the study of the formal institutions of government and the actual behavior of people in public life. It examines both the institutions and processes of government using both empirical and normative research methodologies. A degree in political science is of value to all persons who take the responsibilities and opportunities of membership in a democratic society seriously. Specifically, political science is the undergraduate major of a majority of persons who attend law school; serves as prerequisite for graduate study in a number of social science disciplines; and is an ideal liberal arts major for careers in business, journalism, public and international affairs, the federal government, state and local government, teaching, interest groups, campaign management, communications, and many others.

Supervised internships and cooperative study programs at sites in business, industry and government are available and students are strongly urged to participate.


General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements.   

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)

Upper-Division Major Requirements (15 Credit Hours)

Choose one course from four of the five subfields

Upper-Division Electives (15 Credit Hours)

  • Choose five 3000-4000 level POLS courses

Free Electives (15 Credit Hours)

  • Any courses in the university curriculum totaling 15 credit hours.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements (3 Credit Hours)


Graduation Credit Hour Total (123 Credit Hours)

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