BA Political Science

Dear Political Science Major:

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each year are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. A sample schedule is provided as a general guideline to help you build a schedule each term. Your courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for the most current curriculum.

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 3
MATH XXXX 3
POLS 1101 3
Foreign Language 3
Area C Elective 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
Area E Elective 3
Foreign Language 3
Lab science 4
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 15

Milestones: Overall 2.0 GPA or higher. Complete Area A, math requirement, and 30 credits.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 2111, 2112, or 2113 3
Lab science 4
PERS 2XXX 2
Foreign Language 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
POLS 2101 3
POLS 2401 3
PHIL 2020 3
Area D Elective 3
Area E Elective 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Overall 2.0 GPA or higher. Complete Area F prerequisite courses (PHIL 2020, POLS 2101 and POLS 2401). Complete math and science lab courses. Complete 60 credits.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 3030 3
POLS 3100 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
POLS 4100 3
PHIL 3130, 4120 or 4220 3
Area Concentration 3
Area Concentration 3
General Elective 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Overall 2.0 GPA or higher. Meet with a Career Opportunities Counselor to begin to plan for life after VSU. Determine if you want to pursue to minor. Complete 90 credits.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
Area Concentration 3
Area Concentration 3
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
General Elective 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Upper Division General Elective 3
Upper Division General Elective 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Overall 2.0 GPA or higher. Apply for graduation at least one semester before anticipated graduation date. Contact and apply for graduate study or professional school, if required for your career plans. Contact professors to write letters of reference for you. Prepare a professional resume. Complete 120 credits.