Requirements for a Major in Political Science

Required basic courses: P.S. 101, 203, 204, 260, one course selected from 308, 323, or 325, and 9 hours selected from upper-level courses in Political Science. For the maximum of 36 semester hours permitted in the Department, 12 additional hours may be selected from other courses in Political Science.
Required related courses: ECON 110; MATH 205; and HIST 201 or 202.  Political Science majors must also complete six credits of a foreign language or satisfy the Bellarmine College Bachelor of Arts foreign language proficiency requirement.

Suggested Program of Study

Political Science Suggested Program for Bachelor of Arts Degree

Freshman Year

P.S. 101

3

Gen Ed ENGL 101

3

Elective

3

IDC. 100

1

Gen Ed HIST 116 or 117

3

Foreign Language Requirement 101

3
TOTAL 16

Gen Ed Fine Arts Req

3

Gen Ed IDC. 101

3

Gen Ed PHIL 160

3

Gen Ed Natural Science Req

3

Foreign Language Requirement 102

3
TOTAL 15

Sophomore Year

P.S. 203

3

Gen Ed ENGL 200

3

Gen Ed ECON 110 (Socal Science Req)

3

Gen Ed IDC. 200

3

Gen Ed Natural Science Req

3
TOTAL 15

P.S. 204

3

P.S. 260

3

HIST 201 or 202

3

Gen Ed MATH 205

4

Elective

3
TOTAL 16

Junior Year

P.S. 308, 323, or 325

3

Political Science Elective

3

Gen Ed THEO 200

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 18

Political Science Elective

3

Gen Ed IDC. 301

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 18

Senior Year

Political Science Elective

3

Gen Ed PHIL 301

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 15

Political Science Elective

3

Gen Ed IDC. 401

3

Gen Ed Theology Req

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 15

Gen Ed courses may be taken in different semesters other than those listed above. No more than 36 hours in Political Science courses may be used in the 126 hour degree program.