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Political Science B.A. (2013 catalog requirements)

Three-Year Academic Plan 

This is a breakdown of how a student, knowing they wanted to be a political science major upon entering OU, could complete the General Education, College Exploratory and major requirements within a 3-year period of time. This plan is an example only and not a guarantee of course offerings.

*Based on minimum ACT of 16 English or AP/IB/CLEP equivalents

Year

Fall

Winter

Summer I / II

Total

1

4 – PS 100  (G.E. Soc Sci + Diversity)

4 – G.E. Category

4 – G.E. Category

4  – WRT 150

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – PS 114 or 131 (G.E. Global Perspective)

4 – G.E. Category

4 – G.E. Category

4 – WRT 160

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – PS 303

4 – Elective

 

 

 

TOTAL – 8 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

40 credits

2

4 – PS Field Elective (American, Comparative or Theory)

4 – PS Field Elective (American, Comparative or Theory)

4 – G.E. Category

4 – G.E. Category

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – PS Field Elective (American, Comparative or Theory)

4 – PS Elective

4 – G.E. Category

4 – Elective

 

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – PS Elective

4 – Elective

4 – Elective

 

 

 

 

TOTAL – 12 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44 credits

3

4 – PS Elective

4 –CAS Exploratory

4 – Elective

4 – Elective

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – PS 470, 472 or 476

4 – CAS Exploratory

4 – CAS Exploratory

4 – Elective

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – Elective

4 – Elective

 

 

 

TOTAL – 8 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

40 credits

Total = 124 credits 

Field Electives: American: PS 300,301,302, 305, 306, 307, 309, 311, 312, 319, 322, 324, 325, 326, 327, 340, 341, 342, 343, 350, 352, 353, 478, 484;

Comparative and International: PS 308, 314, 315, 317, 328, 329, 330, 332, 333, 334, 335, 337, 338, 339, 354, 360, 361, 363, 364, 365, 367; Theory and Thought: PS 314, 320, 321, 371, 372, 373, 374, 377, 480.   The term “elective” may not be completely “free” in that this table does not address the university requirements of G.E. Integration or 32 credits at the 300/400 level.  

Please note: Student on scholarship or financial aid must be in a minimum of 12 credits per semester