BS - Political Science

  • Political Science is the study of the formal institutions of government and the actual behavior of people in public life. It examines both the institutions and processes of government using both empirical and normative research methodologies. A degree with a major in political science is of value to all persons who take the responsibilities and opportunities of membership in a democratic society seriously. Specifically, political science is the undergraduate major of a majority of persons who attend law school; serves as prerequisite for graduate study in a number of social science disciplines; and is an ideal liberal arts major for careers in business, journalism, public and international affairs, the federal government, state and local government, teaching, interest groups, campaign management, communications, and many others.

    Supervised internships and cooperative study programs at sites in business, industry and government are available and students are strongly urged to participate.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 2240 Intro to Comparative Politics
      3
    • POLS 2101 Intro to Political Science
      3
    • DATA 1501 Introduction to Data Science
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    Total: 15

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 2250 Intro to Int'l Relations
      3
    • POLS 2270 Political Ideologies
      3
    • POLS 2280 Research Methods
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

Term 6

Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

Term 8

Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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