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Political Science with Concentration in Law and Public

Policy (BS)
This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 catalog year. For more
information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Political Science with Concentration in Law and Public Policy (BS)

Major: POLS

Concentration: LPP

Degree: BS

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details,
contact the department.

Type Hours

General Education 34

Minimum Total 34

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see General Education requirements
and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or
supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type Hours

General 101: A&S Orientation 1

Foreign Language
(completion of the second semester of a single foreign language; hours will vary 6-8
depending on the language taken)

Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences at 300 level or above, in addition to

courses counted toward General Education

WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above (may be

incorporated into other degree requirements)

Total 13-15

Department of Political Science

Type Hours
Political Science 2011, 2021, or 2991(Students with credit for Political Science 299 may
not receive credit for 201 or 202)

Political Science 390 3

Political Science 3253 or 3263 3

Political Science 4952, 3

Law and Jurisprudence Area:

Political Science 312, 313, 314, 315, 320, 3322,337 9
or Paralegal Studies 325, 326 (select 3)

Public Policy Area:

Political Science 3253, 3263, 333, 336, 338, 405, 426, 505 (select 2)

Electives in Political Science 12-15

Total 42

Supporting Courses

Type Hours

Economics 2011 and 2021 6

Economics electives at 300 level or above 6

Mathematics 1071 or 1801 3

Philosophy 2111 or 3113 3

Total 18

Minimum Electives 11-13

Minimum Total 121

Note: No more than 6 hours of Political Science 450 ,510 and/or 511may count toward the major.
Fulfills general education requirement.
Fulfills WR requirement.
May not be double-counted for public policy area requirement if used for core requirement or for both a programmatic and
supporting course.