Major Requirements - Political Science

Required Courses: 16 semester hours
PSC2110 Introduction to U.S. Government (4)
PSC/PHL2200 Introduction to Political Theory (4)
PSC/SOC3600 Theory and Methods of Social Scientific Analysis (4)
              Prerequisite: PSC3500 or PSC/CRJ3180;
              Highly Recommended: MTH2320 General Statistics (4)
PSC4700 Senior Thesis Seminar (4) capstone
              Prerequisite: PSC3600; Highly Recommended: ENG 2010 (4)

Note: Students must select one of the following concentrations, or they may complete both.

A. POLITICAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION
Required Courses: 8 semester hours
PSC1500 International Relations (4)
PSC3500 Comparative Political Systems (4)
              Prerequisite: PSC1500 or PSC2110.

Elective Courses: 16 semester hours
Students must complete an additional 16 semester hours from the political science program, selecting either other required courses from the two concentrations, or political science electives listed below.

B. PRE-LAW CONCENTRATION
Required Courses: 8 semester hours
PHL1200 Logic (4)
PSC/CRJ3180 Constitutional Law and the Judicial System (4)
              Prerequisite: PSC2110.

Elective Courses: 16 semester hours

Students must complete additional 16 semester hours from the political science program, selecting either other required courses from the two concentrations, or electives listed below.

Political Science Electives:

PSC3140 Political Participation and the Electoral Process (4)
              Prerequisite: PSC2110.
PSC/LTS3200 Contemporary Latin American Politics (4)
PSC/HIS3250 Illinois History and Government (2)
PSC/SOC3400 Social Problems and Public Policies (4)
              Prerequisite: SOC1100 or PSC1500.
PSC/SOC3480 Globalization and Social Change (4)
              Prerequisite: SOC1100 or PSC1500.
PSC/SOC3610 Politics of European Integration (4)
              Prerequisite: PSC1500.
PSC3650 Issues in Political Economy (4)
              Prerequisite: PSC1500.
PSC/SOC/BIO3700 Politics of Global Health and Medicine (4)
              Prerequisite: SOC1100 or PSC1500 or SOC2150;
              Highly Recommended: SOC/PSC3480 or BIO3540.
PSC/SOC4500 Human Rights and Social Justice (4)
              Prerequisites: PSC/SOC3400; PSC/SOC34800.
PSC/PHL4650 Classical Political Philosophy (4)
PSC /PHL4660 Modern Political Philosophy (4)
PSC3810, 4810 Special Topics in Political Science (4)
PSC4830 Internship in Political Science (2–4)
PSC4980 Independent Study (2–4)