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Classification Degree BA Political Science Housing Status
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Overall GPA Concentration Catalog Term FALL 2017
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BA in Political Science Overview - 120 Credits
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
120 credits are required.
Minimum credits at WCSU
A minimum of 30 credits must be taken at WCSU.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required
When your first term is graded, your cumulative GPA will be calculated.
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 it is important to see an advisor
to make plans for raising your GPA.
Foreign Language Requirement
See Foreign Language Requirement section
General Education Competency Requirements
See General Education Competency Requirements section
General Education Course Requirements
See General Education Course Requirements section
Major Requirements
See Major in Political Science section
General Electives
See General Electives section
Foreign Language Requirement
Foreign Language Requirement
Complete a foreign language at an elementary II level or above.
Students who have completed three years of language in high school
with at least a 'C' average have satisfied this requirement. Consult
your advisor.
General Education Competency Requirements
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
Students must complete each of the competencies listed below. In
addition, students must complete 3 of the competencies a second time
excluding First Year (FY) and WRT 101 (WI).
General Education Competencies
Creative Process (CP)
1 to 2 Classes
Critical Thinking (CT)
1 to 2 Classes
Oral Communication (OC)
1 to 2 Classes
Health and Wellness (HW)
1 to 2 Classes
Scientific Inquiry (SI)
1 to 2 Classes
Intercultural Competence (IC)
1 to 2 Classes
Information Literacy (IL)
1 to 2 Classes
First Year Experience (FY)
1 Class
Culminating Experience (CE)
1 to 2 Classes
Writing Course (WRT 101)
WRT 101
Writing Intensive II (W2)
1 to 2 Classes
Writing Intensive III (W3)
1 to 2 Classes
Quantative Reasoning (QR)
1 to 2 Classes
General Education Course Requirements
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
40 credits are required.
Writing Course (3 S.H.)
WRT 101
37 Credits in courses outside of major
Major in Political Science
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
39 credits are required.
Minimum 2.0 major GPA
Minimum credits at WCSU
A minimum of 20 credits must be taken at WCSU.
A minimum grade of 'C' or better is required in all major courses.
Introduction to Political Science (C or better)
PS 100
American Government (C or better)
PS 102
World Govt, Econ & Cultures or Intro to Pol Econ (C or
better)
ECO 110 or PS 104 or 110
Researching Social Issues (C or better)
SS 201*
Quant Research Methods in the Social Sciences (C or
better)
SS 300*
Senior Research Thesis (C or better)
SS 400*
Five 200-level or higher Political Science Electives
Two Social Science Electives (ANT, ECO, GEO, HIS,or SOC
General Electives
41 General Elective Credits
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