A content area major is required of all teacher candidates. A content area major for teachers may have requirements beyond those of majors not preparing to teach.

POLS 120 The Government of the United States 3 credits
POLS 130 Comparative Politics 3 credits
POLS 261 State and Local Politics in the United States 3 credits
POLS 150 International Relations 3 credits
POLS 240 Political Theory 3 credits
POLS 493 Senior Seminar in Political Science 3 credits
One course from the following options:

  • POLS 351 American Foreign Policy
  • POLS 456 War and Conflict
3 credits
One course from the following options:

  • POLS 326 The Presidency
  • POLS 327 Congress
3 credits
One course from the following options:

  • POLS 371 Constitution Law I
  • POLS 372 Constitution Law II
3 credits
POLS 493 

Senior Seminar in Political Science

3 credits
ECON 222* Principles of Economics-Macro 3 credits
GEO 102* Globalization and Development 3 credits
GEO 280* Geography of Cyberspace 3 credits
HIST 210* The World in the Twentieth Century 3 credits
SOC 275* Systems of Social Stratification 3 credits
TOTAL 45 credits

* These courses may be used to fulfill general education requirements, where appropriate.

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The study of politics focuses on the values that people should seek and the particular legal and structural organizations that allow us to realize our desired values.