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Government Program

The Government major must complete course work in at least five of the six subfields of Government: American Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Public Law, Public Policy/Administration, and Political Theory. A major in Government requires the completion of 36 hours of Government to include GOVT 101, 250, 252, 300, 355, 302 or 457 or 458, 385 or 387, 391 or 416, 399 or 400, and 9 hours of Government electives at the 300+ level.
No more than 6 hours of internship credit may be applied toward the requirements for a Major in Government.   A minor from another field of interest is required. All Government majors must pass the Government capstone test in order to graduate.

Minor

A minor in Government requires the completion of 18 hours to include GOVT 101, and 15 hours of Government electives (12 hours must be at the 300+ level). No more than 6 hours of internship credit may be applied toward the requirements for a Minor in Government.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government

  • (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
  • (GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement
FRESHMAN YEAR Sem.Hrs. SOPHOMORE YEAR Sem.Hrs.
ENGL 101, 102 (GER) 6 ENGL Literature Electives (GER) 6
Freshman Seminar Course(UR) 1 GOVT 250, 252 6
GOVT 101 (GER) 3 HIST 256 3
HIST 150, 151 (GER) 6 MACO 101 3
MATH 101, MATH Elective (GER) 6 Natural Science Elective (GER) 6
Natural Science Electives (GER) 3 SOCI 151 (GER) 3
 Foreign Languages Sequence 6 SPCH 101 (OCR) 3
31 30
JUNIOR YEAR Sem.Hrs. SENIOR YEAR Sem.Hrs.
Fine Arts Electives** (GER) 3 GOVT 391 or 416, 399 or 400 6
CMPS 101, 120, or OIS 200 (CLR) 3 GOVT Electives* 9
ENGL 366 (GER) 3 Minor* 12
GOVT 300 and 355 6 Elective* 3
GOVT 302 or 457 or 458 3   30
GOVT 385 or 387 3    
Minor 6    
GEOG Elective* 3    
  30    

Total Hours Required for Degree: 121

* From 300 or above courses.
**From Art 110, 383; FNAR 301, 302; MUS 105, 407; SPCH300

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