PLSBS from Commonwealth Campus

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
MATH 110 --Techniques of Calculus INotes for: MATH 110

MATH 110

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 140--Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
3
PLSC 1--Introduction to American National GovernmentNotes for: PLSC 1

PLSC 1

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PLSC 3 (IL)--Introduction to Comparative PoliticsNotes for: PLSC 3

PLSC 3

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PLSC 7--Contemporary Political IdeologiesNotes for: PLSC 7

PLSC 7

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PLSC 14 (IL)--International RelationsNotes for: PLSC 14

PLSC 14

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PLSC 17--Introduction to Political Theory
3
Humanities (GH)
3
ENGL 15--Rhetoric and Composition
3
Social Science (GS)
3
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
PLSC 1, 3, 7, 14, or 17Notes for: PLSC Intro

PLSC Intro

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CMPSC 101--Introduction to C++ ProgrammingNotes for: CMPSC 101

CMPSC 101

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CMPSC 121-- Introduction to Programming TechniquesNotes for: CMPSC 121

CMPSC 121

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CMPSC 203--Introduction to Spreadsheets and DatabasesNotes for: CMPSC 203

CMPSC 203

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

GN

3
CAS 100--Effective Speech

GWS

3
Arts (GA)

GA

3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
PLSC 1, 3, 7, 14, 17Notes for: PLSC intro

PLSC intro

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Social Sciences (GS)

GS

3
Natural Science (GN)

GN

3
Arts (GA)

GA

3
Elective (US)

elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Humanities (GH)

GH

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)
3
Natural Science (GN)

GN

3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
PLSC 10--Scientific Study of PoliticsNotes for: PLSC 10

PLSC 10

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PLSC 309--Quantitative Political AnalysisNotes for: PLSC 309

PLSC 309

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
STAT 184
1
ENGL 202A--Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences

ENGL 202

3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting

Supporting

*List of approved courses for the 12 credits in PLSC or related areas African Studies and African American Studies – all courses at the 400-level and above Anthropology – all courses at the 300-level and above Communication – 403, 404, 405, 409, 410, 484, 489W, 492, 493 Communication Arts & Sciences – 404, 409, 422, 426, 452, 455, 471, 475, 478, 483 Criminology – 422, 433, 451, 453, 467, 469, 423 Economics – all courses at the 300-level and above Geography – all courses at the 300-level and above History – all courses at the 400-level and above Philosophy – all courses at the 200-level and above Political Science – all courses at the 300-level and above Psychology – all courses at the 400-level and above Sociology – all courses at the 400-level and above Women’s Studies – all courses at the 400-level and above IST 234, 235, 250
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

elective

3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
PLSC 308--Introduction to Political ResearchNotes for: PLSC 308

PLSC 308

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MethodologyNotes for: Methodology

Methodology

Choose from: STAT 380, 461, 462, 463, 466, GEOG 363, 364, or PLSC 410
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PLSC Data IntensiveNotes for: PLSC Data

PLSC Data

Choose from PLSC 404, 429, 447, or 476
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting

Supporting

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

WAC

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
PLSC 400-levelNotes for: PLSC 4xx

PLSC 4xx

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MethodologyNotes for: Methodology

Methodology

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PLSC Data IntensiveNotes for: PLSC Data

PLSC Data

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting

Supporting

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting

Supporting

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
MethodologyNotes for: Methodology

Methodology

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PLSC 400-levelNotes for: PLSC 4xx

PLSC 4xx

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PLSC 400-levelNotes for: PLSC 4xx

PLSC 4xx

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PLSC Data IntensiveNotes for: PLSC Data

PLSC Data

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CapstoneNotes for: Capstone

Capstone

Choose from LA 495 or PLSC 494, 496, 404, 429, 447, or 476
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • GWS, GQ, GA, GH, GS, GN and GHA are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. All students are required to take one IL and one US course before graduation. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.
  • W suffix signifies the course satisfies the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

 

Legend

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

Footnotes

Supporting
*List of approved courses for the 12 credits in PLSC or related areas African Studies and African American Studies – all courses at the 400-level and above Anthropology – all courses at the 300-level and above Communication – 403, 404, 405, 409, 410, 484, 489W, 492, 493 Communication Arts & Sciences – 404, 409, 422, 426, 452, 455, 471, 475, 478, 483 Criminology – 422, 433, 451, 453, 467, 469, 423 Economics – all courses at the 300-level and above Geography – all courses at the 300-level and above History – all courses at the 400-level and above Philosophy – all courses at the 200-level and above Political Science – all courses at the 300-level and above Psychology – all courses at the 400-level and above Sociology – all courses at the 400-level and above Women’s Studies – all courses at the 400-level and above IST 234, 235, 250
Methodology
Choose from: STAT 380, 461, 462, 463, 466, GEOG 363, 364, or PLSC 410
PLSC Data
Choose from PLSC 404, 429, 447, or 476
Capstone
Choose from LA 495 or PLSC 494, 496, 404, 429, 447, or 476