2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog DRAFT 
    
    Apr 27, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog DRAFT

Political Science, B.S.


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Bachelor of Science Degree
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Government and International Affairs
http://sgia.hss.kennesaw.edu/
(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 with a major 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)


Major Requirements (15 Credit Hours)


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. While not required, students are encouraged to take POLS 2220 "Careers in Political Science" as one of the elective courses for the B.S. degree.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


University-Wide Degree Requirements (3 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements.  

Graduation Credit Hour Total (123 Credit Hours)


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