Checklist for the Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Applied Politics Track
Area Requirement Course Taken Term Passed Grade
ENGL 1101 English Composition I³
ENGL 1102 English Composition II³
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling³†
B Perspectives course*
Literature course*
Humanities or literature course*
Choose two lab science courses (8 hours)*
MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics³◊
POLS 1101 American Government¹³
HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 U.S. History I or II²
Choose two additional social science courses (6 hours)*
POLS 2101 Introduction to Political Science³
POLS 2401 Introduction to Global Issues³
POLS 2201, POLS 2501, or POLS 2601³
Choose three foundation courses (9 hours)³◊‡
Major Core³
POLS 3000 Research Methods in Political Science
POLS 3030 Introduction to Public Policy
POLS 3045 Public Opinion and Political Behavior
POLS 4895 or POLS 4898
POLS 4900 Capstone Seminar in Political Science
Applied Politics
Track: Core³
POLS 2301 Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLS 3701 International Relations
Applied Politics
Track: Major
Choose four of the following courses (12 hours):
POLS 3050, 3055, 3060, 3070, 3075, 3085, 3103, 3104,
3118, 3344, 3738, 3944, or 3999.
Applied Politics
Track: POLS
Choose any two POLS courses at the 3000 level or
above (6 hours). May also use EURO 3234, 4130, 4160,
4530, 4730, 4760, or 4830.
Free Electives
Choose seven courses (21 hours) in consultation with
your advisor. Two courses (6 hours) must be at the 3000
level or above.
A minor (15-18 hours) or certificate is recommended.
See catalog for available minors and certificates.
See notes on reverse. Middle Georgia State University, revised 2019-05-16
¹ Fulfills US Constitution and Georgia Constitution requirements.
² Fulfills US History and Georgia History requirements.
³ The following courses must be completed with a grade of C or better:
All Area A coursework.
All Area F coursework.
MATH 1401.
POLS 1101.
All required and elective courses in the major core and track.
* See catalog or core curriculum advising sheet for acceptable courses in each category.
† Recommended elective. Other electives available; see catalog or core curriculum advising sheet.
◊ Elementary Statistics (MATH 1401) must be taken in either Area D or Area F.
Acceptable foundation courses include courses in that are approved in areas C, D, E, and F, not otherwise used in
areas A–E, from the following disciplines:
ANTH Anthropology
FREN French
ECON Economics
GEOG Geography
GRMN German
HIST History
HUMN Humanities
KOR Korean
LATN Latin
MATH Mathematics
PHIL Philosophy
PSYC Psychology
SOCI Sociology
SPAN Spanish