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

Major Program Guide for B.S. in Political Science  

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 – 9 hours 
Engaged Experience – 3 hours
Research Requirement (PSD 448) - 3 hours
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

Semester Course Hours
Fall English 101: Composition 1 3
Fall Math 101: Mathematical Concepts 3
Fall C5 Core: Physical and Biological Sciences 3
Fall First Year Seminar 3
Fall P3 Perspective: History 3
Fall PSC 250: Introduction to Political Science 1
Spring English 102: Composition 2 3
Spring CMCH 201: Communication 3
Spring HEAL 123 or HSCC 101: Wellness 3
Spring C5 Core: Physical and Biological Sciences 3
Spring PSC 150: American Government 3
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