Feb 23, 2024  
Fall 2021 Catalog 
Fall 2021 Catalog FINAL VERSION - Closed for Revisions

Political Science, B.S.

This major is administered by the Department of Political Science .


Consists of at least 39-40 credits including:

Required, 9 credits

Upper-level courses requirement, 18 credits

Take at least 18 credits in courses numbered 300 and above.

Political Science Subfields, 12 credits

Take at least 3 credits in each of the four fields listed below.

Teacher Certification

  1. You need 12 credits American politics and government, including 3 credits public law and 3 credits state and local: 6 credits comparative and international; 6 credits theory including POLI 300 or POLI 497 that is required for certification by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
  2. THE DPI requires all elementary and secondary education majors to take POLI 101.
  3. Also see information about the Professional Education Program in the Education section, and information about Secondary Education for teacher certification in the Secondary Education Curriculum for Teacher Certification section of this catalog.