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American Politics Concentration Requirements

A concentration in American Politics focuses on American political institutions and behavior.

Course Requirements

​Core courses:  8 quarter hours

Intermediate Courses:  20 quarter hours

Advanced Courses:  16 quarter hours

  • Two additional 300-level courses from the following areas:

    • Methodology (PSC 300 through 309)
    • Political Thought (PSC 330 through 339)
    • International Relations (PSC 340 through 349)
    • Comparative Politics (PSC 350 through 359)
    • Public Law (PSC 360 through 369)
    • Civic Engagement (PSC 380 through 389)

PSC electives:  12 quarter hours

  • Three additional PSC courses at the 200 or 300 level

Open Electives

Open elective credits are required in order to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.  These courses are to be selected in consultation with the student's faculty adviser and may include courses in fields such as economics, history, English, sociology, etc.  Students may choose to use their open electives as part of a minor or to complete a double major.

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