DRAFT 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2020  
DRAFT 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, B.S.


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Contact Information

Website: http://sgia.hss.kennesaw.edu/
Phone:
(470) 578-6227

Program Description

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.

Admissions Requirements

This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions  section of the Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Program of Study

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements.  

Major Requirements (21 Credit Hours)


Upper-Division Major Electives (15 Credit Hours)


Choose five 3000/4000 level POLS courses

Related Studies (12 Credit Hours)


Select four 3000-4000 level courses from any of the following prefixes: POLS, AADS, AMST, ANTH, ASIA, CHIN, COM, CRJU, ENGL, ENVS, EUST, FILM, FREN, GEOG, GIS, GRMN, GWST, HIST, IAD, ISD, ITAL, JOUR, LALS, LING, MENT, MILS, ORGC, PAX, PHIL, PORT, PR, PSYC, SA, SOCI, SPAN, TCID, TCOM, or WRIT

Free Electives (12 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)


Embedded Certificates


Upon completion of the degree requirements and selection of specific courses in either sub-fields, Upper-Division Major Electives, or Related Studies students may earn the following certificates. Students, please consult with your academic advisor regarding declaration of a certificate.

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