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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, B.S.

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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.

This program is a part of the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences .

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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

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 requirements outlined in Academic Policies 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION  .


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Program Course Requirements

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

General Education Core Curriculum   

Major Requirements (21 Credit Hours)

Upper-Division Major Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Choose 12 credit hours of 3000/4000 level POLS or RES courses, excluding POLS 3398.

Related Studies (15 Credit Hours)

Select 15 credit hours of 3000-4000 level courses from any of the following prefixes: POLS, AADS, AMST, ANTH, ASIA, CHIN, COMM, CRJU, ENGL, ENVS, EUST, FILM, FREN, GEOG, GIS, GRMN, GWST, HIST, IAD, ISD, ITAL, JOUR, LALS, LDRS, LING, MENT, MILS, ORGC, PAX, PHIL, PORT, PR, PSYC, RES, SA, SOCI, SPAN, TCID, TCOM, or WRIT.

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Any courses in the university curriculum totaling 12 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)

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