Political Science major

 

Four-year plan
Note: Foreign languages are not required for this major, but at least two years of language can be very useful. Students with more than two years of foreign languages can typically minor in that language and place their credits in that minor.

 

Freshman year
Fall term Winter term Spring term
Course # Credits Course # Credits Course # Credits
PS 201, PS 202, PS 203, PS 204 4 PS 201, PS 202, PS 203, PS 204 4 PS 201, PS 202, PS 203, PS 204 8
LACC course/electives 2-8 LACC course/electives 5-12 LACC course/electives 2-8
BA/BS Math & CS course 4
Total 9(15) Total 8(15) Total 8(14)
Foreign/second language (optional) 4 Foreign/second language (optional) 4 Foreign/second language (optional) 4
Total (with foreign language) 13(19) Total (with foreign language) 12(19) Total (with foreign language) 12(19)

 

 

Sophomore year
Fall term Winter term Spring term
Course # Credits Course # Credits Course # Credits
PS 350, PS 351, or PS 375 4 PS 350, PS 351, or PS 375 4 PS 350, PS 351, or PS 375 4
LACC course/elective(s) 3-8 PS upper-division elective 4 PS upper-division elective 4
Minor requirement/elective 3-4 LACC course/elective(s) 1-4 LACC course/elective(s) 1-4
Minor requirement/elective 3-5 Minor requirement/elective 4
Total 9(15) Total 10(15) Total 10(14)
Foreign/second language (optional) 4 Foreign/second language (optional) 4 Foreign/second language (optional) 4
Total (with foreign language) 13(19) Total (with foreign language) 14(19) Total (with foreign language) 12(19)

 

 

Junior year
Fall term Winter term Spring term
Course # Credits Credits Course # Credits
PS upper-division electives 8 PS upper-division electives 8 PS upper-division elective 8
Upper-division social science 4 PS upper-division or internship 4-8 PS upper-division or internship 4-8
Minor requirement/elective 3-4 Upper-division social science 3-4 Upper-division social science 4
Minor requirement/elective 3-5 Minor requirement/elective 3-4
Total 12(13) Total 12(17) Total 12(17)
Foreign/second language (optional) 4 Foreign/second language (optional) 4 Foreign/second language (optional) 4
Total (with foreign language) 16(17) Total (with foreign language) 16(21) Total (with foreign language) 16(21)

 

 

Senior year
Fall term Winter term Spring term
Course # Credits Course # Credits Course # Credits
PS upper-division or internship 4-8 PS upper-division or internship 4 PS upper-division elective 4
Upper-division social science 4 Upper-division social science 6-10 Upper-division social science 4
Upper-division elective 4 Minor requirement/elective 3-5 Upper-division elective 4
Minor requirement/elective 4 Minor requirement/elective 3-4
Total 16(20) Total 12(18) Total 15(16)
Foreign/second language (optional) 4 Foreign/second language (optional) 4 Foreign/second language (optional) 4
Total (with foreign language) 16(22) Total (with foreign language) 16(22) Total (with foreign language) 17(19)

 

 

 

Contact:
Sharyne Ryals, Administrative Assistant

Division of Social Sciences 

503-838-8288 | or e-mail: ryalss@wou.edu | Location: BELL 231