Political Science
Arkansas State University
Degree:  Bachelor of Arts
Major:  Political Science
 2006-2007
Students requiring developmental course work based on low entrance exam scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET, COMPASS) may not be able to complete this program of study in eight (8) semesters.  Developmental courses do not count toward total degree hours.  Students having completed college level courses prior to enrollment will be assisted by their advisor in making appropriate substitutions.   In most cases, general education courses may be interchanged between semesters.    A minimum of 45 hours of upper division credit (3000-4000 level) is required for this degree.  Mandatory state and institutional assessment exams will be required during your degree program.  Failure to participate in required assessments may delay graduation.
Year 1   Year 1
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
ENG 1003 Composition I 3 X   ENG 1013 Composition II 3 X
MATH 1023 College Algebra 3 X   HIST 1013 World Civilization to 1660 3 X
POSC 2103 Intro. to U.S. Government 3     POSC 3000 Elective - American Government 3  
PHIL 1103 Intro to Philosophy 3 X   PSY 2013 Intro to Psychology 3 X
POSC 1003 Intro to Politics (FYE) 3 X   BIOL 1003 Biological Science 3 X
          BIOL 1001 Biological Science Lab 1 X
Total Hours   15     Total Hours   16  
Year 2   Year 2
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
Foreign Lang Foreign Language Elective 3     Foreign Lang Foreign Language Elective 3  
PHSC 1203 Physical Science 3 X   ENG 2003 Literature I 3 X
PHSC 1203 Physical Science Lab 1 X   POSC 1303 Intro to Model United Nations 3  
POSC 3000 Elective - Comparative Politics 3     ART 2203 Fine Arts Theatre 3 X
SOC 2213 Principle of Sociology 3 X   POSC 3000 Elective - International Relations 3  
MUS 2503 Fine Arts Musical 3 X   PE 1002 Concepts of Fitness 2 X
Total Hours   16     Total Hours   17  
Year 3   Year 3
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
Foreign Lang Foreign Language Elective 3     Foreign Lang Foreign Language Elective 3  
POSC 3003 Intro to Political Analysis 3     AGRI 2243 Feeding the Planet 3 X
POSC 3000 Elective - Public Administration 3     POSC 3000 Elective 3  
HIST 2763 United State History to 1876 3 X   POSC 3000 Elective - Theory 3  
ENG 3013 Practical Writing 3 X   ENG 2013 Literature II 3  
Total Hours   15     Total Hours   15  
Year 4   Year 4
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
POSC 3000 Elective 3     POSC 4000 Elective 3  
POSC 3000 Elective 3     POSC 4000 Elective 3  
POSC 4000 Elective 3     POSC 3000 Elective 3  
Elective Elective 3     Elective Elective 3  
Elective Elective 3     Elective Elective 3  
Total Hours   15     Total Hours   15  
                 
Total Jr/Sr Hours 45     Total Degree Hours 124  
                 
Graduation Requirements:
Completion of HIST 2763 or HIST 2773 or POSC 2103 
English Proficiency (Grade of C or better in ENG 1003 and ENG 1013)
2.00 GPA in Major
2.00 GPA at ASU
2.00 GPA Overall
Maximum of 31 credit hours via correspondence, extension, examination, PLA, Military or similar means; CLEP (30 hrs max) 
45 JR/SR Hours after completing 30 hours
124 Total Credit Hours
18 of last 24 hours must be ASU-Jonesboro courses
Minimum of 57 hours from 4-year institutions
32 Resident Hours if completing second degree and first degree was not from ASU-J

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