Thank you for your interest in the Political Science major.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE:At this time, we cannot add the POL major for you. After priority registration is complete, we will be able to declare the major for you. Please return to this session after priority registration. This session is available now for informational purposes only.
Review Degree Requirements
Review Major Requirements including the six concentrations within the major
Understand fees associated with major
Receive information on advising
1. Reviewing and understanding information presented.
2. Completing and submitting major fact sheet, advising agreement and change of major form.
Degree Requirements: Overall requirements to complete your degree include completing a minimum of 120 units. At least 42 of those units must be in upper-division (300-400 level) coursework. To graduate you must have a minimum 2.0 GPA in your major, minor, and overall. You are required to have a minor for this degree. A minor is not required for students pursuing a double major. Students completing a double degree are still required to have a minor (i.e., BA degree and BS degree).This is a Bachelor of Arts degree and therefore, a 4th semester proficiency in a foreign language is required. *If you decide to pursue the Foreign Affairs concentration (discussed later in this session), you will be required to have a 6th semester proficiency in foreign language.The math requirement for this degree is College Algebra or higher. Please see next slide for a chart that reflects this information.
You must have a minimum of36-40units of Political Science coursework.
At least 18 of these units must be upper-division (300-400 level).
At least 18 of the 36-40 units must be completed at the U of A.
A minimum 2.0 GPA is required in the POL major.
There is a Mid Career Writing Emphasis Requirement (referred to as MCWA). Depending on your English 102 grade (or ENGL 109H if you took Honors English), you will be required to take 1 or 2 writing emphasis courses in the major.
-If you received B or higher in second semester Engl: 1 POL writing emphasis course with a grade of B or higher is required
-If you received C or lower in second semester Engl-2 POL writing emphasis courses with grades of B and C are required.
Writing Emphasis courses are indicated with a * next to them on the major outline.
Most students take these courses during their sophomore year after completing general education requirements.
1. Pol/PA 206 Public Policy and Administration2. Pol 201 American National Government3. Econ 200 Basic Economic Issues4. SBS/PA/POL 200 Intro to Statistics for Social Sciences5. Pol 202 or 204 International Relations or Comparative Politics
-Ideas and Methods
-Law and Public Policy
Major Outlines for each individual concentration will follow this slide. Please print the forms for the concentrations you are interested in. These forms list all the major requirements for a POL major in that specific concentration.
American this slide.
Ideas & Methods this slide.
Law and Public Policy Concentration this slide.
Comparative this slide.
International Relations this slide.
Foreign Affairs this slide.
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~Academic Advisors for Political Science:
Advises Last Names A-K
Michael Greeley, [email protected]
Advises Last Names L-Z
Heidi Creel, [email protected]
~You should make an appointment with your advisor at least once a semester.
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