Four-Year Plan

POLITICAL SCIENCE
Bachelor of Arts
2013-2014 Catalog Year

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This 4-Year Plan is only a suggested guide for planning course selections.

Official course selections should be made with the guidance of an academic advisor and will depend on an individual student's situation.
Specific information regarding majors, minors, course descriptions, policies and procedures can be found in the university catalog.

Fall Spring
YEAR I
ENG1000: Introduction to Academic Writing 4 IDS1600: Culture, Diversity, & Expression 4
MTH1100: College Algebra OR MTH 1110: Contemporary Mathematics 3 PSC2110: United States Government 4
PSC1XXX: Intro to Global Political Issues 4 General Education Course (KO, ONW, AP) 3-4
General Education Course (KO, ONW, AP) 3-4 General Education Course (KO, ONW, AP) 3-4




Total Semester Hours   14-15            Total Semester Hours   14-16       
YEAR II
ENG 2010: Introduction to Research Writing 4 IDS2000: Wellness & Social Responsibility 4
General Education Course (KO, ONW, AP) 3-4 General Education Course (KO, ONW, AP) 3-4
General Education Course (KO, ONW, AP) 3-4 PSC Selected Course (3000 level) 4
Elective 3-4 Elective 4
Total Semester Hours    13-16                      Total Semester Hours    15-16                   
YEAR III
PSC3140: Political Participation and the Electoral Process (Fall) OR PSC3150: The Executive and Legislative Process (Fall) 4 PSC3560: Comparative Political Systems: Developing Nations 4
PSC3310: International Organization and Politics 4 PSC Selected Course 4
Elective or Writing Intensive (WI) Course 3-4 PSC3180: Constitutional Law and the Judicial System 4

PSC3550: Comparative Political Systems: Industrial Nations (Fall)

4 Elective 3-4




Total Semester Hours    15-16     Total Semester Hours    15-16
YEAR IV
PSC Selected Course 4 PSC/PHL 4650:Classics in Political Philosophy or PSC/PHL 4660: Modern Political Philosophy 4
3000/4000 Level General Education Course (KO, ONW, AP) 3-4 Elective 4
Elective 4 Elective 3
Elective 4 Elective 3




Total Semester Hours    16 Total Semester Hours    14

Major Notes

  • If students are taking Pre-Law, they need to take PSC 3180: Constitutional Law and the Judicial System, PSC/PHL4650: Classics in Political Philosophy, and PSC/PHL4660: Modern Political Philosophy
  • General Education abbreviations: KO = Knowing Ourselves and Others A and B, ONW = Our Natural World, AP = Aesthetic and Philosophical Expression A and B
  • A total of 32 semester hours are required to complete the Political Science major.

General Notes

  • Students must complete 30 semester hours at the 3000 level or above, of which 15 semester hours must be completed at Aurora University.
  • Last 24 semester hours of degree must be completed at Aurora University, including at least 18 semester hours in the major.
If you have questions about this major, contact Pat Rosche in the Crouse Center for Student Success at (630) 844-6870.