Bachelor Of Arts - Political Science

Access the complete curriculum for the BA, Political Science, from the History and Political Science Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for all semesters. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

First Semester

  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Select at Least One*: PSC101 Comparative Politics; PSC113 Introduction to American Politics (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • History/Political Science electives (3)
  • Select at Least One*: PSC121 International Relations; PSC125 Introduction to Public Policy (3)  
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

* All 4 of the courses listed are required courses which are to be taken by the end of the 2nd semester of Year 2.

Year 2

First Semester

  • Select at Least One*: PSC101 Comparative Politics; PSC113 Introduction to American Politics (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)  
  • History/Political Science elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE AND/OR FREE ELECTIVE (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • Select at Least One*: PSC121 International Relations; PSC125 Introduction to Public Policy (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (9)
  • CFE97 Career Preparation Seminar
  • Total Credits (15)

* All 4 of the courses listed are required courses which are to be taken by the end of the 2nd semester of Year 2.

Year 3

First Semester

  • 3 credits in CFE Career Field Experience (3)
  • History/Political Science electives (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (9)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • PSC331 Political Science Research Methods* (3)
  • History/Political Science electives (3)
  • HP442 Thesis Research* (2)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (9)
  • Total Credits (17)

*PSC331 must be taken prior to or concurrently with HP442.  PSC331 is only offered in the Spring semester.  PSC331 and HG442 are prerequisites for HP443 and must be successfully completed before taking HP443.  HP443 is only offered in the Fall semester.

Year 4

First Semester

  • History/Political Science electives (3)
  • HP443 Research Project * (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (9)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • History/Political Science electives (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (12)
  • Total Credits (15)

*PSC331 and HP442 are prerequisites for HP443 and must be successfully completed before taking HP443.

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