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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Political Science, B.A. - Community Involvement & Nonprofit Leadership Emphasis


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Major Requirements for Political Science


Political Science
www.poli-sci.utah.edu
332 South 1400 East, Bldg 73 Rm 223, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
801-581-7031

Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 48

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 36 hours in POLS courses are required; POLS courses must be taken for a grade.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA in major.
  • Required and introductory coursework: grade must be C- or better.
  • Allied department courses from 1000-5999 level must be taken for a grade.
  • At least 15 semester hours in POLS courses must be completed at the U of U.
  • A maximum of 6 internship hours may be counted as part of the political science major.

Honors in Political Science

Students seeking an HBA or HBS in Political Science must complete:

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  • Students completing the Political Science Honors degrees can substitute HONOR 2212   for POLS 1100  from the Required Courses.
  • The department offers graduate level courses (POLS 6000-6999), which fulfill elective honors electives for students in the Honors College who wish to enrich their experience within the Political Science major.
  • To learn more about the honors degree in Political Science, contact Professor Matthew Burbank, at mburbank@poli-sci.utah.edu.

Required Course


Electives


  • Complete 18 additional hours in 3000 level or higher POLS courses.
  • Complete a minimum of 9 hours in 5000 level POLS courses.

Allied Hours


Complete 12 credit hours in related departments. Allied departments include Anthropology, City and Metropolitan Planning, Communication, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Family and Consumer Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology.

Sample 4-yr Degree Plan - POLSBA


Note: This is just a sample. Log into My Degree Dashboard (in CIS) and meet with your academic advisor to fit a program of study with your academic record.

First Year


Fall Semester


  • POLS 1100 - U.S. National Government 3 Credit(s)  - Fulfills AI Requirement
  • Bachelor Degree - 1st Semester Language 4 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (WR2) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (QA) 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 13

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 16

Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester


  • Bachelor Degree - 4th Semester Language 4 Credit(s)
  • POLS - Allied Course 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (HF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (QB) 3 Credit(s)
  • POLS Emphasis Elective 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16

Third Year


Fall Semester


  • Bachelor Degree - (DV) 3 Credit(s)
  • POLS - Allied Course 3 Credit(s)
  • POLS Emphasis Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 6 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester


  • POLS - 5000-Level Major Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • POLS - Bachelor Degree - (IR) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 6 Credit(s)
  • Upper-Division General Elective Hours 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Fourth Year


Fall Semester


  • POLS - 5000-Level Major Course 3 Credit(s)
  • POLS - Allied Course 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree - (CW) 3 Credit(s)
  • POLS Emphasis Elective 6 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester


  • POLS - Upper-Division Major Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • POLS - 5000-Level Major Course 3 Credit(s)
  • POLS Emphasis Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 3 Credit(s)
  • Upper-Division General Elective Hours 4 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16

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