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    Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog 
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science

Program Overview

The general political science major gives students a broad view of political science through classes in the discipline’s traditional subfields of American government, comparative politics/international relations, and political theory.  Students interested in law, security studies and international politics can focus their major on these areas.

Program Contact
William Hatcher, PhD
Admissions Information

For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

Progression and Graduation Requirements
  • A grade of C or better is required in all Area F and Major Concentration courses.
  • Exit Exam required in final term.
Program Information
Program Length: 4 Years
CIP Code: 45.1001
Program Code: 1BA-POL SCI
Major Code: POLS

Core Area A-E: 42 Hours

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

Area F: 18 Hours

A grade of C or better is required in all Area F courses.

Major Concentration: 30 Hours

Nine hours from any other 3000 and higher Political Science courses or from SOSC 4960 (3 to 9 hours): 9 Hours

Free Electives: 29-30 Hours

29 - 30 hours to complete 120 hours excluding WELL credits. At least 9 hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

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

Total Hours for the Degree: 124-125