Political Science (BA): Law and Justice (16PSBA-16PSLJ)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 1 H 4 Foreign Language 201 7 K 3
PS 201 3 Social Science Elective 25 D 3
GEP Mathematics 2 A 3 History II 4 3
History 1 3 C 3 PS 231, 236 or 241 J 3
Social Science Elective I 5 D 3 Arts & Letters Elective 6 3
GEP Health & Exercise StudiesE 1
16 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PS 300-level Elective11 3 PS 371 3
ST 311 2 A 3 Literature II 9 3
Literature I 8 3 GEP Additional BreadthF 3
GEP Natural Science & Lab B 4 Social Science Elective 35 D 3
GEP Health & Exercise StudiesE 1 Social Science Elective 45 D 3
14 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PS 300-level Elective 11 3 Free Elective 13 3
PS 305 3 PS 362 3
Philosophy 10 C 3 GEP Interdisciplinary PerspectivesG 2-3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 3 Restricted Elective 15 3
GEP Natural ScienceB 3 Restricted Elective 15 3
Free Elective 13 1
15 15-16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PS 300-level Elective 11 3 PS Concentration Seminar 12 3
PS Concentration Elective14 3 PS Concentration Elective 14 3
Free Elective 13 3 Free Elective 13 3
Free Elective 13 3 Free Elective 13 3
Free Elective 13 3 Free Elective 13 4
15 16

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K,19: 122

 Major/Program Footnotes

1. Writing and Speaking: Four credit hours with a grade of C-or better in ENG 101.
2. Mathematics: Six credit hours: (1) One MA course in college-level mathematics on the university GEP Mathematics list and (2) ST 311.
3. History Group I: Three credit hours.  One course from AFS 275, 276, HI 207, 214, 215, 216, 232, 233, 263, 264, 270, 275, 276.
4. History Group II: Three credit hours.  One course from HI 205, 208, 210, 221, 222, 251, 252, 254.
5. Social Sciences: Twelve credit hours. Four 3-credit courses from at least three of the following areas: ANT, ARE, EC, PS, PSY, SOC.  Also ENG 210, GEO 220, IDS 401, or STS 402. At least nine of these hours must be outside of political science. 3 hours must be chosen from the GEP Social Sciences list in a discipline other than political science. A political science course used to fulfill this requirement may not also be counted towards fulfillment of the 33-hour major; PS 391 & PS 413 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
Anthropology: ANT 251, 252, 253, 254, 261, 295, 310, 315, 325, 330, 345, 346, 351, 370, 371, 374, 389, 395, 411, 412, 416, 419, 421, 424, 427, 431, 433, 444,450, 460, 464, 475, 483, 495, 496, 498, FLJ 351, SOC 261, WGS 444
Agricultural Economics: ARE 201, 201A, 215, 260, 301, 303, 304, 306, 309, 311, 312, 321, 323, 332, 336, 345,404, 412, 413, 433, 444, 490, 492, 493, 494, 495, EC 301, 336, 436
Economics: ARE 301, 336, EC 201, 202, 205, 301, 302, 305, 336, 337, 348, 351, 377, 404, 410, 413, 436, 449, 451, 452, 474, 480, 490, 491, 495, 498–
Political Sciences: AFS 409, LPS 315, PS 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 231, 236, 241, 298, 301, 302, 303, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 312, 313, 314, 320, 331, 335, 336, 339, 341, 342, 343, 345, 361, 362, 371, 398, 401, 409, 411, 415, 418, 431, 432, 437, 443, 445, 462, 463, 471, 490, 492, 498, SOC 413, 432, WGS 306, 418
Psychology: AFS 345, EDP 304, 476, 582, ISE 540, PHI 425, PSY 200, 230, 240, 241, 242, 243, 307, 311, 312, 313, 340, 345, 360, 370, 376, 400, 406, 410, 411, 416, 420, 425, 430, 431, 436, 470, 475, 491, 495, 498, 499, WGS 406
Sociology: AFS 305, ANT 261, GEO 220, PS 432, REL 309, SOC 202, 203, 203A, 204, 205, 206, 220, 241, 241A, 261, 295, 300, 301, 304, 305, 306, 309, 311, 342, 350, 351, 381, 395, 400, 401, 402, 404, 405, 407, 410, 413, 414, 418, 425, 427, 428, 430, 432, 440, 445, 450, 457, 465, 492, 493, 495, 498, WGS 204, 304, 407
Multidisciplinary: ENG 210, GEO 220, SOC 220, STS 402
6. Arts and Letters Elective: Three credit hours. All HA courses, MUS 180, 200, 201, 202, 205, 206, 230, 260, 306, 310, 315, 320, 330, 335, 350, 360, all 200 and above REL courses, ADN 111, 112, 202, 212, 219, 231, 272, 273, 281, 311, 384, 386, 414, or 454, AFS 340 or 375, ARC 140, 141, or 142, ARS 251, 252, 259, 306, 351, or 353, COM 103 203, 213, 233, 243, 303, 321, 323, 333, 340, 364, 374, or 411, DAN 272 or 295, ENG 282, 283, 321, 364, 374, 411, or 492, FL 216, FLF 318, FLG 318, FLS 318, GD 200 or 342, GRK 310, IDS 496, LAR 444, LAT 310)
7. Foreign Language: Three credit hours.  FLA 201, FLC 201, FLF 201, FLG 201, FLH 201, FLI 201, FLJ 201, FLN 201, FLP 201, FLR 201, FLS 201, GRK 201, LAT 201, or PER 201.

8. Literature Group I: Three credit hours. A survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century: ENG 219, 220, 221, or 222; ENG 251*, 261*, or 262*; FL 219, 220, 221 or 222; FLF 301; 340, 341, 342, 351, 352; FLG 300, 316; or FLR 303, FLS 340, HON 202**, 293**.
*Credit is not allowed for both ENG 251 and either of ENG 261 or ENG 262.
**Honors courses may satisfy the Literature I requirement if more than half of the literature covered is outside the U.S. and prior to the twentieth century.

9. Literature Group II: Three credit hours.
List A AFS 248, 349, 448, CLA 210, 320, ENG 207, 208, 209, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 232, 233, 246, 248, 249, 251, 252, 261, 262, 265, 266, 267, 305, 349, 351, 362, 363, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 376, 377, 380, 382, 385, 390, 392, 393, 394, 398, 399, 406, 407, 420, 439, 448, 449, 451, 452, 460, 462, 463, 464, 465, 468, 469, 470, 471, 476, 486, 487, FL 219, 220, 223, 224, 246, 392, 393, 394, 406, 407, FLN 301, 302, 401, WGS 305.
List B ENG 219, 220, 221, 223, 224, 246, 392, 393, 394, 406, FL 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 246, 392, 393, 394, 406, 407, FLF 302, 414, 492, FLG 320, 323, 325, FLJ 342, 344, 345, FLN 301, 301, 401, FLR 303, 304, FLS 340, 341, 342, 343, 351, 352, 353, 492, HON 202 Inquiry, Discovery, and Literature, HON 293 Honors Special Topics–Literature
10. Philosophy: Three credit hours. PHI 205, 210 214, 221, 300, 301, 302, 305, 309, 310, 312, 313, 325, 330, 331, 332, 333, 340, 375, 376, 401, 420, 425, 440, 447, PSY 425, STS 325.
11. PS 300-Level Elective: Nine credit hours.  One PS courses at the 300-level or higher. No grades below “C-” for any PS courses applied towards the major.
12. PS Concentration Seminar: Three credit hours: Students choose one course from the following: PS 415, 418, 445, 506, 507. No grades below “C-” for any PS courses applied towards the major.
13. Free Electives: Twenty-three credit hours.  Any course except MA 101 and any foreign language 101 course.  A maximum of 12 hours may be taken for credit-only (S/U).
14. PS Concentration Electives: Six credit hours.  Students must choose three courses course from the following list: PS 307, 308, 309, 415, 418, 445, 506, 507. No grades below “C-” for any PS courses applied towards the major.
15. Restricted Electives: Six credit hours.  Students must choose two courses course from the following list: AFS 445, BUS 305, 406, COM 420, 421, HI 324, 442, 443, 455, PHI 309, 312, 313, 375, 420, PRT 406, SOC 306,  427, 428, 430, 445.

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied.  University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list.
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list.
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: AFS 275, 276, HI 207, 215, 216, 233, 263, 264, 270, 275, 276, and PHI course on the GEP Humanities list.
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list.
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
 X Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements

I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: PS 303, 309, 409, PS 418
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: PS 231, 236, 241, 335, 336, 339, 341, 345, 431, 433
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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