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Political Science major

Four-year plan
Note: Foreign languages are not required for this major, but at least two years of language can be very useful. Students with more than two years of foreign languages can typically minor in that language and place their credits in that minor.

Freshman year                 
Fall term        Winter term        Spring term     
Course #    Credits      Course #    Credits      Course #    Credits   
PS 201, PS 202, PS 203, PS 204    3      PS 201, PS 202, PS 203, PS 204    3      PS 201, PS 202, PS 203, PS 204    6   
LACC course/electives    2-8      LACC course/electives    5-12      LACC course/electives    2-8   
BA/BS Math & CS course    4               
Total    9(15)      Total    8(15)      Total    8(14)   
Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4   
Total (with foreign language)    13(19)      Total (with foreign language)    12(19)      Total (with foreign language)    12(19)   

Sophomore year                 
Fall term        Winter term        Spring term     
Course #    Credits      Course #    Credits      Course #    Credits   
PS 350, PS 351, or PS 375    3      PS 350, PS 351, or PS 375    3      PS 350, PS 351, or PS 375    3   
LACC course/elective(s)    3-8      PS upper-division elective    3      PS upper-division elective    3   
Minor requirement/elective    3-4      LACC course/elective(s)    1-4      LACC course/elective(s)    1-4   
Minor requirement/elective    3-5      Minor requirement/elective    3-4   
Total    9(15)      Total    10(15)      Total    10(14)   
Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4   
Total (with foreign language)    13(19)      Total (with foreign language)    14(19)      Total (with foreign language)    12(19)   

Junior year                 
Fall term        Winter term        Spring term     
Course #    Credits      Credits      Course #    Credits   
PS upper-division electives    6      PS upper-division electives    3      PS upper-division elective    3   
Upper-division social science     3      PS upper-division or internship    3-6      PS upper-division or internship    3-6   
Minor requirement/elective    3-4      Upper-division social science     3-4      Upper-division social science     3-4   
Minor requirement/elective    3-5      Minor requirement/elective    3-4   
Total    12(13)      Total    12(17)      Total    12(17)   
Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4   
Total (with foreign language)    16(17)      Total (with foreign language)    16(21)      Total (with foreign language)    16(21)   

Senior year                 
Fall term        Winter term        Spring term     
Course #    Credits      Course #    Credits      Course #    Credits   
PS upper-division or internship    3-6      PS upper-division or internship    3      PS upper-division elective    3   
Upper-division social science     3-4      Upper-division social science     6-10      Upper-division social science     3-4   
Upper-division elective    3-4      Minor requirement/elective    3-5      Upper-division elective    4   
Minor requirement/elective    3-4            Minor requirement/elective    3-4   
Total    12(18)      Total    12(18)      Total    13(15)   
Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4   
Total (with foreign language)    16(22)      Total (with foreign language)    16(22)      Total (with foreign language)    17(19)   

Public Policy and Administration major

Four-year plan (You MUST average about 15 credits per term to graduation in four years.)

Freshman year                 
Fall term        Winter term        Spring term     
Course #    Credits      Course #    Credits      Course #    Credits   
PS 201, PS 202    3      PS 201, PS 202    3      PS 350/351 , SP 324, or WR 321    3-4   
LACC course/electives    2-8      LACC course/electives    5-12      LACC course/electives    6-12   
BA/BS Math & CS course    4      SP 324 or WR 321    3-4      CS 121    2   
Total    9(15)      Total    11-12(15)      Total    11-12(18)   
Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4   
Total (with foreign language)    13(19)      Total (with foreign language)    15-16(19)      Total (with foreign language)    15-16(22)   

Sophomore year                 
Fall term        Winter term        Spring term     
Course #    Credits      Course #    Credits      Course #    Credits   
PS 350/351, SP 324, or WR 321    3-4      PS 350/351, SP 324, or WR 321    3-4      PS 350/351, SP 324, or WR 321    3-4   
Econ 201    4      Econ 202    4      PA concentration class    3-4   
LACC course/elective(s)    5-8      LACC course/elective(s)    3-4      LACC course/elective(s)    1-4   
Minor requirement/elective    3-4      Minor requirement/elective    3-4   
Total    12(15)      Total    13(16)      Total    10(16)   
Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4   
Total (with foreign language)    16(19)      Total (with foreign language)    17(20)      Total (with foreign language)    14(20)   

Junior year                 
Fall term        Winter term        Spring term     
Course #    Credits      Credits      Course #    Credits   
PS 375    3      PS 466 or PPA concentration    3      PS 480, PS 454, or PPA concentration     3   
PPA concentration or BA 361 or BA 390    3-4      PPA concentration or SOC 334    3-6      PPA concentration or SOC 334    3-4   
PPA concentration     3-4      PPA concentration or internship    3-4      PPA concentration or internship    3-4   
Minor requirement/elective    3-4      Minor requirement/elective    3-4      Minor requirement/elective    3-4   
Total    12(15)      Total    12(17)      Total    12(17)   
Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4   
Total (with foreign language)    16(20)      Total (with foreign language)    16(21)      Total (with foreign language)    16(21)   

Senior year                 
Fall term        Winter term        Spring term     
Course #    Credits      Course #    Credits      Course #    Credits   
PPA concentration course(s)    6-8      PS 466 or PPA concentration     3-4      PS 480 or PPA concentration     3-4   
PPA concentration or internship    3-6      PPA concentration course    3-4      PS 454 or PPA concentration     3-4   
Minor requirement/elective    3-4      PPA concentration or internship    3-6      BA 361, BA 390, or PPA concentration     3-4   
Minor requirement/elective    3-4      Minor requirement/elective    3-4   
Total    12(18)      Total    12(18)      Total    12(16)   
Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4      Foreign/second language (optional)     4   
Total (with foreign language)    16(22)      Total (with foreign language)    16(22)      Total (with foreign language)    16(20)   

Undergraduate degree requirements

The Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC) is the foundation for all undergraduate bachelor degree programs. In addition, most programs require students to complete an academic major and an academic minor to graduate. Course in the LACC can be used in the major or minor, but no course can count in both the major and minor.

Students majoring or minoring in Political Science are recommended to take three of the following four courses to meet most of their LACC Social Science requirements: PS 201, PS 202, PS 203, or PS 204.

Students majoring in Public Policy and Administration should consider taking Econ 201 and Econ 202 for their Social Science LACC courses, with PS 201 or PS 202 as the third course.

Standard LACC components    Credits      B.A. degree requirements    Credits      B.S. degree requirements    Credits   
Communication studies    3      LACC    54-58      LACC    54-58   
Creative Arts    9      Math & CS    6      Math & CS    12   
Health & Physical Education    4      Foreign/second language    4-24      Writing Intensive#    6   
Laboratory Science    12-15      Writing Intensive#    6      Diversity*    6   
Literature/Modern Language    8               
Philosophy or Religion    3               
Social Science    11-12               
Writing    4               
Total    55               

* Students seeking a B.S.(without a foreign language) degree will satisfy this requirement by successfully completing 6 hours of course work which emphasizes a topic or subject dealing with cultural diversity from within any portion of the student’s degree plan. (Per 2013-14 WOU Course Catalog, page 34)

#Writing Intensive requirements are outlined on page 37 of the 2013-14 WOU Course Catalog.

Contact

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