Political Science Bachelor of Arts

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Minimum required: 36 credit hours

1. Required Core Courses (12 credit hours)

POLI 120American Politics

3

POLI 150World Affairs

3

POLI 200Statistics

3

POLI 241Democracy Across Societies

3

Total Credit Hours:12

2. Students must pick an area of concentration, which are: American Politics, Law and Politics or World Politics as noted below.

American Politics Concentration

A. Three courses from the following (at least one of which must be POLI 323, POLI 324 or POLI 370)
POLI 311Fundamentals of Public Administration

3

POLI 321Political Parties and Interest Groups

3

POLI 322New York Government

3

POLI 323Elections in America

3

POLI 324President and Congress

3

POLI 325Public Opinion and Participation

3

POLI 326Media and Politics

3

POLI 329Topics in American Politics

3

POLI 370American Constitutional Law

3

POLI 382Social Welfare Policy

3

Total Credit Hours:9
B. One course from Political Theory
Total Credit Hours:3
C. Two courses from World Politics
Total Credit Hours:6

Law and Politics Concentration

A. Three courses from the following:
POLI 353International Law and Organization

3

POLI 370American Constitutional Law

3

POLI 371Civil Rights and Liberties

3

POLI 375The Judicial Branch

3

POLI 379Topics in Public Law

3

POLI 383Courts and Social Policy

3

Total Credit Hours:9
B. One course from Political Theory
Total Credit Hours:3
C. Two courses from World Politics
Total Credit Hours:6

World Politics Concentration

A. Four courses from the following:
Total Credit Hours:12-13
Western Courses
POLI 330Western European Politics

3

POLI 332Russian Politics

3

POLI 343International Migration and Immigration Politics

3

POLI 348The European Union

3

POLI 349Topics in Comparative Politics

3

POLI 351The Inter-American System

3

Non-Western Courses
POLI 341Political Economy of Development

3

POLI 345Film and Politics

4

POLI 346East Asian Political Economy

3

International Relations
POLI 352World Political Geography

3

POLI 353International Law and Organization

3

POLI 355International Political Economy

3

POLI 356U.S. Foreign Policy

3

POLI 359Topics in International Politics

3

POLI 362Terrorism and Counterterrorism

3

B. One course from American Politics
Total Credit Hours:3
C. One course from Political Theory
Total Credit Hours:3

Political Theory Concentration

A concentration in Political Theory may be designed with the approval of the department chairperson.

Political Theory courses include the following:

POLI 360Classical Political Theory

3

POLI 361Modern Political Theory

3

POLI 363Game Theory

3

POLI 365American Political Thought

3

POLI 369Topics in Political Theory

3

Students may also create their own concentration, e.g., International Political Economy, Middle East Politics, Political Theory, with the approval of the department chairperson.

3. Required Senior Seminar Course (Capstone experience)

POLI 450Capstone Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 36