Political Science B.A.

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Minimum Requirements for Political Science B.A.: 120 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.35-40
As part of the general education requirements, complete at least one of the following Political Science courses:
Political Economy
Comparative Politics
International Politics
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.37
As part of the B.A. requirements, complete the following:
Ethics and Society
Political Science Program Requirements
Complete the following:
PS F101XIntroduction to American Government and Politics3
PS F222Political Science Research Methods3
Complete one of the following:3
Internship in Public Affairs
Senior Thesis
The Alaska Universities Legislative Internship Program
Other approved internship earning at least 3 transferable upper-division credits
Political Science
Complete 24 credits from the following (at least one course from four of the following sub-disciplinary groups)24
American Government and Politics
American Presidency
Congress and Public Policy
Politics and the Judicial Process
Political Behavior
U.S. Environmental Politics
Public Law
Introduction to Public Administration
Public Policy
Constitutional Law I: Federalism
Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights and Liberties
Alaska Government and Politics
Comparative Politics
Comparative Politics
Democracy and Global Society
Comparative Indigenous Rights and Policies
Comparative Environmental Politics
Government and Politics of Canada
Political Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
Government and Politics of Russia
International Politics
International Politics
International Security
International Law and Organization
International Political Economy
United States Foreign Policy
International Relations of the North
International Law and the Environment
Political Theory
Political Ideologies
American Political Thought
Classical Political Theory
Modern Political Theory
Contemporary Political Philosophy
Four additional Political Science courses12
Other Courses
Leadership, Citizenship and Choice
Alaska Native and Comparative Tribal Self-Government
Gender, Sex and Politics
Federal Indian Law and Alaska Natives
Political Economy of the Global Environment
Science, Technology and Politics
Arctic Politics and Governance
Ethics in International Affairs
Politics and Film
General Electives0-3
Total Credits120-122