Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Core Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalogue. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

Departmental Offerings

History and Political Science department course offerings have changed course prefix/designation to the following: HP (formerly HG): History and Political Science courses; HST (formerly HIS): History courses; PSC (formerly GVT): Political Science courses.

  • MAJOR: 38 credits

    • PSC101 Comparative Politics (3) - CI
    • PSC113 Introduction to American Politics (3) - CR
    • PSC121 International Relations (3) - CI
    • PSC125 Introduction to Public Policy (3) - CT
    • PSC331 Political Science Research Methods (3)  
    • HP442 Thesis Research (2)
    • HP443 Research Project (3) - ILIT; RP; WI
    • History Elective

      3 credits (based upon student’s interests and in consultation with one’s Advisor) selected from the following
      • HST137 African American History (3) - CI
      • HST221 American History from 1877 to Present (3) - CI
      • HST223 U.S. Foreign Policy: World War II to the Present (3) - CT
      • HST230 Problems of the Third World (3)
      • HST304 Modern China (3)
      • HST308 Modern Latin America (3) - CI
      • HST315 Modern Political Thought (3)
      • HST317 The Middle East (3) - CI
      • HST319 20th Century Russia & Eastern Europe (3) - CI
    • Political Science Electives

      15 credits, of which: 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above, AND at least one course (3 credits) must be taken from each of 3 areas: American Government; Comparative Government/International Relations; Public Policy/Law. Courses will be selected from the following:
      • AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
        • PSC114 State & Local Government (3) - CR
        • PSC217 American Political Parties & Pressure Groups (3)
        • PSC223 Political & Civil Rights in the U.S.(3) -- ME
        • PSC224 American Political Campaigns & Elections (3)
        • PSC230 U.S Judicial Process (3) - CR
        • PSC305 American Constitutional Law (3) - CI
        • PSC311 Seminar in Legislative Politics (3)
        • PSC415 Seminar on the Presidency
      • COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT/INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
        • PSC210 Politics of Globalization (3) - CI
        • PSC213 Sustainability & Third World Development (3) - CI
        • PSC221 Political Economy of East Asia (3)
        • PSC225 Politics of China (3) - CI
        • PSC231 Global Governance (3) - CI
        • PSC232 International Political Economy (3)
        • PSC238 Dictatorship & Democracy in World Politics (3)
        • PSC315 Politics of Western Europe (3)
        • PSC326 Politics of East Asia (3) - CI
        • PSC327 Politics of South Asia (3) - CI
      • PUBLIC POLICY/LAW
        • PSC117 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) - CI
        • PSC/ENS211-212 Environmental Energy Policies I-II (3/3)
        • PSC215 Issues in Public Policy (3) - CT
        • PSC219 Politics, Planning & Land Use (3)
        • PSC228 Community Planning & Sustainability (3) - SL
        • PSC/WST320 Gender & Policy in the U.S. (3) - CT; WI 
        • PSC350 Political Argumentation & Debate (3) - CS
        • PSC411 Environmental Law (3)

REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE MAJOR: 3 credits

  • CFE97 Career Preparation Seminar AND 3 credits in Career Field Experience (one or multiple experiences totaling 3 credits are allowed)

CORE: 45 credits

  • CMP101 English Composition (3) - CS; ILIT; WI
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3) - CT; QL
  • Foreign Language and Core Electives: 36 credits
  • Foreign Language Requirement: Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level. The requirement may be satisfied through the completion of college level coursework or the successful completion of a proficiency examination. A complete description of the requirement is available in the Foreign Language section of the Daemen catalogue.

FREE ELECTIVES: 36 credits

Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a competency. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in Political Science courses.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 122 CREDITS

 

You can find information about all of our departmental majors, the requirements for Admission to Upper Division, and requirements for Graduation here or by visiting the History & Political Science Department section of the college catalog, or at the Program Plans option on the Registrar's web page.  

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequences for: BA, Political Science, from the History and Political Science Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.

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