Old Political Science Requirements
B.S./B.A. in Political Science
HOURS REQUIRED FOR
MAJOR: 15 CORE + 3 STATISTICS + 3 JR.
WRITING + 3 CAPSTONE + 15 POS ELECTIVES = 39
REQUIRED FOR MINOR: 18 – 24 HOURS
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR THE
DEGREE = 120 HOURS (NAU requires
that at least 30 hours in your degree be upper-division.)
- Students graduating under the 2005-2006 Catalog (&
subsequent catalogs) are required to complete 3 hours of Ethnic Diversity and 3 hours of Global Awareness courses. These courses can be used to meet other
requirements within the academic plan if chosen carefully.
- B.A. Language Requirement: Students must demonstrate competency in a language
other than English, equivalent to 2 years of coursework (16 hours).
Hours in Major (core/methods, jr. writing, senior capstone, political science
electives) – 39 required.
five courses, not including those taken to meet the Core, Junior Writing, and
Capstone requirements, from the remaining POS courses. See the current course catalog and schedule
of classes for complete listings and course descriptions, as well as semester
offerings. Consult with your advisor to select appropriate coursework suitable for
your career aspirations and/or academic interests. If a course is an option in the core but you
take some other course to satisfy that core requirement, you may still take the
optional course and apply it to meeting this 15-hour elective requirement. If a course is repeatable, you may take it
more than once with different content and apply it more than once to your major
requirement. [NOTE: POS 220 is NOT available for credit to Political
Science majors or minors.]
Hours for Degree
hours – 18-24 required
Studies hours – 35 required
Requirement (for B.A. only) – 16
TOTAL HOURS – 120
B.S. or B.A.? The 39
hours required for the Political Science major are the same for the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts
degrees. The B.A. differs from the B.S. in that you must demonstrate competency in a
language other than English that is equivalent to 2 years of coursework (16
hours). You may satisfy this requirement
by taking language courses or by testing out of all or part of it by taking
CLEP exams arranged by the Counseling and Testing Center.