Political Science (BA): Law and Justice, Law and Theory (16PSBA-16PSLJL) NO NEW ADMISSIONS

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 1 H 4 Foreign Language 201 9 K 3
PS 201 D 3 Social Science Discipline 2 5, D 3
Mathematics 2 A 3 History Group 2 4 3
History Group 1 3 C 3 PS 231, 236 or 241 J 3
Social Science Discipline I 5 D 3 Arts & Letters Elective 7 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course8,E 1
16 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PS 205 3 PS 371 3
ST 311 2 A 3 Literature Group 2 11 3
Literature Group 1 10 3 GEP Additional Breadth (MA/NA/E) 6 F 3
GEP Natural Science & Lab 12 B 4 Social Science Discipline 3 5 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course 8 E 1 Social Science Discipline 4 5 3
14 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PS 300-level Elective 14 3 PS 362 3
PS 305 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 2-3
Philosophy 13 C 3 Restricted Elective 18 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 3 Restricted Elective 18 3
GEP Natural Science 12 B 3 Free Elective 16 4
15 15-16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PS Concentration Elective 17 3 PS Concentration Seminar 15 3
PS Concentration Elective 17 3 PS Concentration Elective 17 3
Free Elective 16 3 Free Elective 16 3
Free Elective 16 3 Free Elective 16 3
Free Elective 16 3 Free Elective 16 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 1: Three credit hours.  One course from AFS 275, 276, HI 207, 215, 216, 232, 233, 263, 264, 270, 275, 276.
4. History Group II: Three credit hours.  One course from HI 205, 208, 209, 210, 221, 222, 251, 252.
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.
6. Additional Breadth: Three credit hours. One course from the university GEP Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering course lists.
7. 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)
8. Health & Exercise Studies: Two credit hours from the approved GEP list, including one 100-level fitness and wellness course and one other GEP PE/Healthy Living course.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Literature Group II: Three credit hours. Literature Elective at the 200 level or above.  AFS 248, ENG 207, 208, 209, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 232, 233, 246, 248, 249, 251, 252, 261, 262, 265, 266, 305, 349, 351, 362, 363, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 376, 377, 380, 382, 383, 385, 390, 392, 393, 394, 398, 399, 406, 407, 420, 439, 448, 449, 451, 452, 453, 460, 462, 463, 464, 465, 468, 469, 470, 471, 476, 486, 487, FL 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 246, 392, 393, 394, 406, 407, FLF 301, 302, 340, 341, 342, 351, 352, 414, 492, FLG 300, 316, 323, FLN 301, 302, 401, FLR 303, 304, FLS 300, 302, 304,323, 341, 342, 343, 351, 352, 353, 403, 404, 492, GRK 320,HON 202, 293.
12. Natural Science: Seven credit hours.  One course with Lab (4 credits) and one 3-credit course from GEP Natural Sciences list.
13. Philosophy: Three credit hours.  Any 3 credit PHI course from the approved GEP Humanities list.
14. PS 300-Level Elective: Three credit hours.  One PS courses at the 300-level or higher.
15. PS Concentration Seminar: Three credit hours: Students choose one course from the following: PS 415, 418, 445, 506, 507.
16. Free Electives: Twenty-three credit hours. Electives may be chosen from any university course for which the student qualifies. A maximum of 12 hours may be taken for credit-only (S/U).
17. PS Concentration Electives: Nine credit hours. Students must choose three courses course from the following list: PS 307, 308, 309, 415, 418, 445, 506, 507.
18. Restricted Electives: Six credit hours.  Students must choose two courses course from the following list: BUS 305, COM 421, HI 442, HI 443, HI 455, SOC 306, SOC 427, SOC 428.
19. No grades below “C-” for any PS courses applied towards the major. 

*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; any PHI course on the GEP Humanities Course list.
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: 
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
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
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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