Major Requirements - Political Science

Required Courses:  20 semester hours
PSC1200 Introduction to Global Political Issues (4)
PSC2110 Introduction to U.S. Government (4)
PSC/PHL2200 Introduction to Political Theory (4)
PSC/SOC3600 Theory and Methods of Social Scientific Analysis (4)
Prerequisite:  MTH2320 General Statistics (3)
PSC4250 Comparative Political Systems and Public Policies (4) capstone


A.  POLITICAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION – Three required courses (12 semester hours):
PSC3140 Political Participation and the Electoral Process (4)
PSC /SOC3480 Globalization and Social Change (4)
PSC3650 Issues in Political Economy (4)


B.  PRE-LAW CONCENTRATION – Three required courses (12 semester hours): 
PHL1200 Logic (4)
PSC3180 Constitutional Law and the Judicial System (4)
PSC4350 Legal Theory (4) (“Pre-Law capstone”)


Elective Courses for both concentrations: 8 semester hours
Students in any of the two concentrations must complete an additional 8 semester hours from the following list of courses:
PSC3150 Executive and Legislative Process (4)
PSC/LTS3200 Contemporary Latin American Politics (4)
PSC/HIS3250 Illinois History and Government (2)
PSC/SOC3400 Social Problems and Public Policies (4)
PSC/SOC3610 The Politics of European Integration (4)
PSC/SOC/BIO3700  Politics of Global Health and Medicine (4)
PSC/SOC4500 Human Rights and Social Justice (4)
PSC/PHL4650 Classical Political Philosophy (4)
PSC /PHL4660 Modern Political Philosophy (4)
PSC3810, 4810 Special Topics in Political Science (4)
PSC4830 Internship in Political Science (2 - 4)
PSC4980 Independent Study (2-4)