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Political Science

The Political Science degree program is designed to give students in-depth knowledge of governmental policies and procedures while also analyzing current political, social, and economic issues. Students of Political Science are valued by business, industry, and government for their general knowledge, writing, and analytical skills.

Program Outcomes

Graduates from Southeastern’s political science program have gone to some of the top graduate programs and Law Schools in the country, such as University of Oklahoma and University of Tulsa.

Why Political Science?
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Program: POLITICAL SCIENCE
Major: Political Science
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Dept: Social Sciences
School: Arts and Sciences
Major Code: 020

GENERAL EDUCATION (44 Semester hours)

Communications (9 Hours)
English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
Speech Communication (COMM 1233 or 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours)
Political Science (POSC 1513)
American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
Social Science (ECON 2113, GEOG 2723, HIST 3513, or SOC 1113)
Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 Hours)
Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114 or 1404)
Physical Sciences (CHEM 1004, 1114, 1315; PHYS 1114, 2015; PSCI 1114, 1214, or 1414)
Mathematics (MATH 1303, 1513, 1543, 1613, 2013, 2113, 2143, 2215, or 2283)
Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 Hours)
Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113, 2223, 2313; or PHIL 2113, 2223)
Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 2103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; THTR 1143, 1183, 2183, or 3183)
Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; FREN 1113; GERM 1113; SPAN 1113, 1223; ASL 1113; NS 1213)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: Political Sciences (36 Semester Hours)

Required Courses (6 semester hours)
POSC 2513 Introduction to Political Science
POSC 3563 Introduction to Public Administration

Two of the following American Government and Politics (6 hours)
POSC 3513 United States Constitutional Law
POSC 3533 State Government and Politics
POSC 3353 Campaigns and Elections
POSC 3573 Legislative Process

Two of the following (6 hours) Public Administration and Policy
POSC 3613 Public Sector Organizational Behavior
POSC 3623 Public Finance and Budgeting
POSC 3523 Local Government and Politics
POSC 4563 Public Policy

Two of the following Comparative and Global Politics (6 hours)
POSC 3723 Global Politics
POSC 4503 United States Foreign Policy
POSC 4743 Government and Politics in Western Europe
POSC 4753 Government and Politics in Asia
POSC 4763 Government and Politics in Latin America
POSC 4773 Government and Politics in Transitional Post-Communist Societies
POSC 4793 Problems in Global Politics

One of the following Political Theory (3 hours)
POSC 3543 Development of Political Philosophy
POSC 4553 United States Political Ideas
POSC 4783 Modern Political Ideology

Other Electives (9 hours)
3000 or 4000 level POSC courses.

CC 04-25-19; AC 5-01-2019  Catalog 2019-21

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Minor (21 Semester Hours)

(A maximum of three semester hours of credit used in meeting the requirements in the minor may be used to satisfy the requirements in general education.)

POSC 1513 United States Federal Government
Three hours in United States politics
Three hours in comparative politics
Three hours in global politics or political thought
Three hours in public administration or constitutional law
Six hours of upper-level elective Political Science