May 11, 2021  
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, B.A.


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The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Political Science.  The department also offers a minor in Political Science.

College-wide Requirements:

In addition to meeting the requirements in General Education and in the major, students must also complete six (6) credits in the Liberal Arts Core required of all majors in the College of Liberal Arts. Options for satisfying this requirement are outlined under the section on the College of Liberal Arts. Also, in order to qualify for graduation, students must have taken two-thirds of their junior- and senior-level requirements in the major at Morgan (unless granted prior written permission by the Dean to take courses elsewhere); and must have earned a cumulative average of 2.0 or better and a major average of 2.0 or better, with no outstanding grades below “C” in the major (which includes all courses required for the major and required supporting courses).

Requirements for the B.A. Degree in Political Science

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to graduate with a B.A. in Political Science.  These credit hours are distributed as follows:

General Education and University Requirements    43

Liberal Arts Core Requirements    6

Required Courses for the Major in Political Science    71

Total Credits    120

General Education and University Requirements 43 credits


  • 3 credits EC
  • 3 credits EC
  • XXXX - MQ General Education Req. 4 credits MQ
  • XXXX - HH General Education Req. 3 credits HH
  • XXXX - IM General Education Req. 3 credits IM
  • XXXX - BP General Education Req. 4 credits with lab BP
  • XXXX - BP General Education Req. 3 credits no lab req. BP

  • XXXX - SB General Education Req. 3 credits SB
  • XXXX - SB General Education Req. 3 credits SB
  • XXXX - AH General Education Req. 3 credits AH
  • XXXX - AH General Education Req. 3 credits AH
  • XXXX - CT General Education Req. 3 credits CT
  • XXXX - CI General Education Req. 3 credits CI
  • 1 credits
  • XXXX - Phys. Activity or FIN 101 or MIND 101 1 credit

Liberal Arts Core 6 credits


  • XXXX - Liberal Arts Core 3 credits
  • XXXX - Liberal Arts Core 3 credits

Required Courses for the Political Science Major 71 credits


Students majoring in Political Science must complete the following required courses:

International Relations Elective: 3 Credits


Choose One

Total Credits 120


*Any POSC course at the 300- and/or 400-level not used to satisfy any of the requirements above.
**Two sequential courses in the same language.

Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas  for courses that satisfy General Education Requirements where not specified by the department

Please Note: POSC 101  and POSC 201  are prerequisites for enrollment in all 300- and 400-level courses in Political Science.

Suggested Curriculum Sequence:


Political Science Curriculum Sequence   

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