Eight-Semester Plan for B.A. in Political Science

Major Program Guide For: B.A. in Political Science
Suggested Course Sequence

  • 42 hours Liberal Studies
  • 36 hours PSC program requirements:
    Core – 15 hours  PSC 110,150, 215, 250, 346, 348, 349, and 450
    American Politics (3 hours) and Comparative Politics/
    International Relations (3 hours)
    Electives – 6 hours 
    Engaged Experience – 3 hours
    MFL – 6 hours MFL 231 and 232 or 240
  • 42 hours Minor, second major, or other approved program, plus general electives
  • TOTAL: 120 hours

Note: At least 30 hours taken at WCU must be at the junior-senior level

Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.

Freshman Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
ENGL 101 Composition I 3 ENGL 102 Composition II 3
MATH 101 Mathematical Concepts 3 CMCH 201 Communication 3
C5 Core Physical & Biological Sciences 3 C5 Core Physical & Biological Sciences 3
    First Year Seminar 3 HEAL or HSCC 123 or 101 Wellness 3
P3 Perspective History 3 PSC 150 American Government 3
PSC 250 Introduction to PSC 1        
       16        15
 
Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
P1 Perspective Social Sciences 3 P4 Perspective Humanities 3
P5 Perspective Fine & Performing Arts 3     Minor 3
MFL  231   3 MFL  232   3
PSC 110  Global Issues  3 PSC   American Politics 3
    Minor 3 PSC   Comparative Politics/ International Relations 3
       15        15

 

Junior Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
PSC   Engaged Experience 3    Jr-Sr. General Elective 6
P1 Perspective Social Sciences 3 PSC 346 Political Theory 3
PSC 348 Political Analysis I  3     Minor  3
  Jr-Sr General Elective 6 P6 - Upper Level Jr-Sr World Cultures 3
        PSC 349 Civic Learning 1
       15        16
After earning ninety hours, the student must file an application form with the Dean after paying a $30 graduation fee to the University Cashier.
Senior Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
PSC 450 Portfolio 1 PSC Jr-Sr PSC Elective 6
    Minor 6     Minor 3
  Jr-Sr General Electives 6   Jr-Sr General Elective 6
      13        15

 

  • 42 hours Liberal Studies
  • 36 hours PSC program requirements:
    Core – 15 hours  PSC 110,150, 215, 250, 346, 348, 349, and 450
    American Politics (3 hours) and Comparative Politics/
    International Relations (3 hours)
    Electives – 6 hours 
    Engaged Experience – 3 hours
    MFL – 6 hours MFL 231 and 232 or 240
  • 42 hours Minor, second major, or other approved program, plus general electives
  • TOTAL: 120 hours

Note: At least 30 hours taken at WCU must be at the junior-senior level

Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.

 

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