B.A. in Political Science Requirements

Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements in effect Fall 2011

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted on the General Education website.

Group 2. Major Requirements and Assigned Credits (36 credits)

  1. POLS 101 Am Politics: National (3) or POLS 101G Am Politics: Ntl Citizenship (3)
  2. POLS 201 Intro to Political Theory (3)
  3. POLS 220 Intro To Legal Systems (3)
  4. POLS 242 Intro To World Politics (3)
  5. POLS 251 Intro to Comparative Politics (3)
  6. POLS 280 Methods of Research (3)
  7. POLS 470S Seminar in Political Science (3)
  8. An additional 15 credits of POLS courses (300-level or above) (15)

Total Semester Hours Required for the B.A. in Political Science

120 credits required.

Notes

  1. Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in courses required for the major.
  2. At least 45 semester hours must be earned in courses at the 300- and 400-level.
  3. To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, students must fulfill the requirements for the major and meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in this Catalog.)
  4. Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements.
  5. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings in this Catalog.
  6. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.