Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Philosophy and Political Science (BA)

Dual Major in Philosophy and Political Science (BA)

Requirements for the dual major in Philosophy and Political Science (BA) include the general education requirements and 19 credits in Philosophy, and 19-20 credits in Political Science. A total of 120 credits required.

Dual Major Requirements: 42-43 credits

PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy(IS)

3

OR

PHL 130Introduction to Ethics(IS)

3

Four 200-level or above courses in Philosophy including at least one course at the 300 level or above. (16 credits)

Of these four courses, one must be in the History of Philosophy (PHL 200-219, 300-319) and one in Philosophical Method (PHL 220-229, PHL 320-329, PHL 420).

(3-4 credits)

POL 100American Government and Politics(US)

3

OR

POL 235The American Political System(RLA)

4

Four 200-level or above courses in political science including at least one course at the 300 level or above. (16 credits)

These four courses must be chosen from at least two of the following areas: American politics (POL 220-239; POL 320-339), political theory (POL 200-219; POL 300-319), comparative government (POL 240-259; POL 340-359), international politics (POL 260-279, POL 360-379).

(4 credits)

POL 490Senior Seminar in Geography, Economics, Political Science, and Philosophy(RLA)

4

OR

GEG 490Senior Seminar in Geography, Economics, Political Science, and Philosophy(RLA)

4

Elective credits: 35-36

Total Credits Required: 120

Honors

To graduate with honors in the Philosophy and Political Science (BA) a student must have a 3.5 grade point average in philosophy and political science courses and must complete a thesis or project determined by the student and his or her faculty sponsor and the course POL/ECO/PHL/GEG 490 Senior Seminar in Political Science, Economics, Philosophy, and Geography.