INTPL / NTSEC (National Security option) ~ Change of Campus

A minimum of 24 credits towards your major requirements must be completed at University Park

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PL SC 014 - International Relations (IL)Notes for: PL SC 014

PL SC 014

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
World Language (level 001)Notes for: World Language (level 001)

World Language (level 001)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
PL SC 003 - Introduction to Comparative PoliticsNotes for: PL SC 003

PL SC 003

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PL SC 020 - Comparative Politics of Western Europe (IL)Notes for: PL SC 020

PL SC 020

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PL SC 022 - Politics of the Developing Areas (IL/OC)Notes for: PL SC 022

PL SC 022

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CAS 100 - Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CRIM 012/SOC 012 - Criminology (GS)Notes for: CRIM 012/SOC 012 (GS)

CRIM 012/SOC 012 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
World Language (level 002)Notes for: World Language (level 002)

World Language (level 002)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government Notes for: PL SC 001

PL SC 001

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PL SC 007 - Contemporary Political Ideologies Notes for: PL SC 007

PL SC 007

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Writing Across the Curriculum (W/Y)Notes for: Writing Across the Curriculum (W/Y)

Writing Across the Curriculum (W/Y)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
World Language (level 003)Notes for: World Language (level 003)

World Language (level 003)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
^HIST/ECON/GEOG optionNotes for: HIST/ECON/GEOG option

HIST/ECON/GEOG option

^See note below regarding pre-approved courses for the HIST/ECON/GEOG option
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SRA 111 - Introduction to Security and Risk AnalysisNotes for: SRA 111

SRA 111

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202 A - Effective WritingNotes for: ENGL 202

ENGL 202

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
CRIM 406/SOC 406 - Sociology of DevianceNotes for: CRIM 406/SOC 406

CRIM 406/SOC 406

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PL SC 412 - International Political EconomyNotes for: PL SC 412

PL SC 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PL SC 418 - International Relations TheoryNotes for: PL SC 418

PL SC 418

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PL SC 439 - The Politics of TerrorismNotes for: PL SC 439

PL SC 439

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PL SC 442 - American Foreign PolicyNotes for: PL SC 442

PL SC 442

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA Field Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Quantification, or World LanguageNotes for: BA Field

BA Field

This requirement cannot be fulfilled by courses offered in a student's primary major, and cannot double count to meet General Education requirements. World language credits for this requirement must be in a second world language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first world language.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Social and Behavioral Science (GS)Notes for: Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
SRA 211 - Threat of Terrorism and CrimeNotes for: SRA 211

SRA 211

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
^^Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or Intermediate Language)Notes for: Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or Intermediate Language)

Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or Intermediate Language)

^^See note below regarding pre-approved courses for the supporting course area
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA Field Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Quantification, or World LanguageNotes for: BA Field

BA Field

This requirement cannot be fulfilled by courses offered in a student's primary major, and cannot double count to meet General Education requirements. World language credits for this requirement must be in a second world language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first world language.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
PL SC 412 - International Political EconomyNotes for: PL SC 412

PL SC 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PL SC 418 - International Relations TheoryNotes for: PL SC 418

PL SC 418

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PL SC 439 - The Politics of TerrorismNotes for: PL SC 439

PL SC 439

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PL SC 442 - American Foreign PolicyNotes for: PL SC 442

PL SC 442

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
^^Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or 400-level Language)Notes for: Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or 400-level Language)

Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or 400-level Language)

^^See note below regarding pre-approved courses for the supporting course area
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA Field Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Quantification, or World LanguageNotes for: BA Field

BA Field

This requirement cannot be fulfilled by courses offered in a student's primary major, and cannot double count to meet General Education requirements. World language credits for this requirement must be in a second world language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first world language.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Other Cultures (OC)/ElectiveNotes for: Other Cultures (OC)/Elective

Other Cultures (OC)/Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
^^Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or 400-level Language)Notes for: Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or 400-level Language)

Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or 400-level Language)

^^See note below regarding pre-approved courses for the supporting course area
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
^^Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or 400-level Language)Notes for: Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or 400-level Language)

Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or 400-level Language)

^^See note below regarding pre-approved courses for the supporting course area
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
US Cultures (US)/ElectiveNotes for: US Cultures (US)/Elective

US Cultures (US)/Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 13.5

Additional Notes

Some of the major courses listed in the first four semesters may not be offered at every campus. If a course listed is not offered at your commonwealth campus, please switch it with a general education, BA, or elective course from semesters 5-8. You can then complete the major course once you arrive to University Park.  Additionally, scheduling patterns for courses may vary according to the semester they are taught, and the general education courses are interchangeable. Students may choose the course(s) they wish to take in any given semester based on preference, availability, and academic goals.
 
 
Course Codes:
 
 
^History, Economics, and Geography Course Options:
 
 
^^Supporting Course Options:
 
Political Science courses
  • Any PL SC 400-level course that focuses on International Relations, Comparative Politics, and/or Political Theory/Methodology (cannot have a primary focus on American Politics)
 
and/or
 
World Language courses
  • World language courses beyond the 12th-credit level (3 credits can be intermediate-level, and 9 credits must be at the 400-level)

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

HIST/ECON/GEOG option
^See note below regarding pre-approved courses for the HIST/ECON/GEOG option
BA Field
This requirement cannot be fulfilled by courses offered in a student's primary major, and cannot double count to meet General Education requirements. World language credits for this requirement must be in a second world language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first world language.
Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or Intermediate Language)
^^See note below regarding pre-approved courses for the supporting course area
BA Field
This requirement cannot be fulfilled by courses offered in a student's primary major, and cannot double count to meet General Education requirements. World language credits for this requirement must be in a second world language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first world language.
Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or 400-level Language)
^^See note below regarding pre-approved courses for the supporting course area
BA Field
This requirement cannot be fulfilled by courses offered in a student's primary major, and cannot double count to meet General Education requirements. World language credits for this requirement must be in a second world language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first world language.
Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or 400-level Language)
^^See note below regarding pre-approved courses for the supporting course area
Supporting Course (PL SC 400-level or 400-level Language)
^^See note below regarding pre-approved courses for the supporting course area