Major Requirements - Political Science

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2017-2018 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

Required Foundational Courses: 12 semester hours

  • PSC1050 Introduction to Public Policy (4)
  • PSC2160 Economics for Public Policy (4)
  • PSC2700 Research Methods for Public Policy (4)

Required Methods Courses: 16 semester hours

  • PSC2600 Designing Political Campaigns (4)
  • PSC3130 Gauging Public Opinion (4)
  • PSC2550 Political Advocacy: From the Grassroots to K Street (4)
  • PSC3410 Pressing the Agenda: Politics of the Media (4)

Required Issues-Based Course: Choose 4 semester hours from the following courses

  • PSC3300 Comparative Public Policy (4)
  • PSC3340 U.S. Domestic Policy (4)
  • PSC3380 U.S. Foreign Policy (4)

Required Capstone Courses: 8 semester hours

  • PSC4700 Capstone in Political Science and Public Policy (4)
  • PSC4830 Political Science and Public Policy Internship (4)

Pre-Law Minor: 20 semester hours

  • PHL1200 Logic (4)
  • PHL2200 Introduction to Political Theory (4)
  • PSC/CRJ3180 Constitutional Law and the Judicial System (4)
  • Eight additional semester hours from other courses in the political science program