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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

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 GOVT 101 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course UR 1
1 HIST Sequence 101-102 or 150-151 GER 6
1 MATH 101 GER 3
1 MATH Elective GER 3
1 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
1 Foreign Language Sequence or Elective 3
1 Foreign Language Sequence or Elective 3
2 ENGL Literature Elective GER 3
2 ENGL Literature Elective 3
2 GOVT 250 GER 3
2 GOVT 252 3
2 HIST 256 3
2 MACO 101 3
2 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
2 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
2 SOCI 151 GER 3
2 SPCH 101 OCR 3
3 Fine Arts Elective ** GER 3
3 Computer Literacy Elective(s) CLR 2
3 ENGL 366 GER 3
3 GOVT 300 3
3 GOVT 355 3
3 GOVT 302 or 457 or 458 3
3 GOVT 385 or 387 3
3 Elective 3
3 Elective 3
3 GEOG Elective 3
4 GOVT 391 or 416 3
4 GOVT 399 or 400 3
4 GOVT Electives 300-level or above 3
4 GOVT Electives 300-level or above 3
4 GOVT Electives 300-level or above 3
4 Elective 300-level or above 3
4 Elective 300-level or above 3
4 Elective 300-level or above 3
4 Elective 300-level or above 3
4 Elective 300-level or above 3
TOTAL HOURS     120

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)

**From ART 110, 383; FNAR 301, 302, MUS 105, 407; SPCH 300.

NOTE: A minor from another field of interest is required.

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