Political Science (BA) (16PSBA)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchH 4 Natural ScienceB 3
PS 201 American Politics & Government 3 PS 200-level Elective14 3
MathematicsA 3 Social Science Elective7,D 3
History 1C,1 3 History Group 24 3
Social Science Elective7,D 3 Arts & Letters Elective6 3
GEP HES_100-level Fitness& Wellness CourseE 1
16 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Foreign Language 2018,K 3 PS 371 Research Methodology of Poli. Sci. 3
ST 311A 3 Literature II4 3
Literature 13 3 GEP Additional Breadth (MS/NS/E)F 3
Natural Science with LabB 4 Social Science Elective 7 3
GEP HES_ Health & Exercise Studies E 1 Additional Social Science Elective7 3
14 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
International Requirement10,J 3 Law & Justice/Public Policy Requirement12 3
Theory Requirement11 3 PS 300-level Elective15 3
Philosophy5,C 3 Interdisciplinary PerspectivesG 2-3
Interdisciplinary PerspectiveG 3 Free Elective9 7
Free Elective9 4
16 15-16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PS 300-level Elective14 6 PS 300-level Elective15 3
Free Elective9 9 PS Seminar13 3
Free Elective9 9
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I, K, 16, 17: 122
Major/Program Footnotes

  1. History I One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History I course list (a 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western)
  2. History II One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History II course list (a 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture, i.e., United States or other Western Culture)
  3. Literature I One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature I list (a survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century)
  4. Literature II One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature II list (any course that meets the Literature I requirement, or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature, or an upper division survey course or literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language)
  5. Philosophy Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list
  6. Arts and Letters One 3-credit hour course is required from the College-approved Arts & Letters course list
  7. Social Sciences Twelve (12) credit hours required from three different disciplines, six (6) must be on GEP-Social Sciences list. At least nine (9) of the 12 credit hours must be outside of the Political Science discipline. A political science course meeting this requirement may not also be counted toward departmental requirements. PS 391 and PS 413 may not fulfill this requirement.
  8. Foreign Language Completion of FLx 201, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination
  9. Free Electives Only 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
  10. International Requirement Choose one three (3) credit hour course from major approved list.
  11. Theory Requirement Choose one three (3) credit hour course from major approved list.
  12. Law & Justice/Public Policy Requirement Choose one three (3) credit hour course from major approved list.
  13. Political Science Seminar Choose one three (3) credit hour, 400- 500- level course from major approved list.
  14. PS 200-level Elective Choose one three (3) credit hour, 200- level or higher course from major approved list.
  15. PS 300-level Electives Choose 12 credit hours of 300- or higher level courses from major approved list.
  16. Major Residency Requirements A minimum of 18 credit hours of PS courses taken at NC State with a grade of C or better.
  17. Major Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements A 2.0 GPA is required in all major courses with a PS prefix.

 

*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 http://www.ncsu.edu/uap/academic-standards/gep/courselists/index.html.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  Minimum requirement satisfied by major mathematics and ST 311 requirement.

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 or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:       

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:  Minimum requirements are satisfied by College History I and Philosophy requirements.

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:  Minimum requirements are satisfied by College Social Sciences requirement.

E. Physical Education/Healthy Living (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list.

F. Additional Breadth  – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
     Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or  X Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering

G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:      

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:      

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, PS 236 or PS 241

K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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