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2016-2017 Augusta University Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Augusta University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science

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The political science program is focused on the study of politics, governmental systems, and the making of public policy. The objectives of a major in Political Science include: providing a broad background for careers in public administration and other forms of governmental service; preparing students for graduate study in political science, journalism, international relations, and public administration; preparing students for enrollment in professional schools in law and business; and training for specialized careers in research and teaching. (All Political Science Majors are required to take an exit exam and participate in an exit interview. Students are also required to place three papers from upper level classes in portfolios maintained by the department).

Core Curriculum Areas A‑E: 42 Hours

For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Core Area F: 18 Hours

(Grade of C or better is required in all Area F courses)

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

Major Concentration: 30 Hours

(Grade of C or better is required in all these courses)

Twelve hours from any other 3000 and higher Political Science courses: 12

Electives: 28-30 hours of which at least 15 must be at the 3000 or 4000 level

Total Hours for the Degree: 124-125

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