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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, B.A.

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Political science has long been part of the liberal arts tradition in North American higher education, and AU’s Bachelor of Arts in Political Science will prepare you to thrive in the future as a principle-driven leader in a global society where Christian thinking and values are less valued than in the twentieth century.

Our program examines forms of national, state and local government, as well as their constitutional underpinnings, in the United States and around the world. You’ll also learn the qualitative and quantitative research methods used in political science. In addition, you will study the legal and ethical concepts that societies use to organize and wield power at all levels.

Curriculum Summary - Political Science, B.A.

General Education Core

  41 hours

Major Core

  12 hours

Major Electives

  21 hours

Cognate Courses

    3 hours

General Electives

  43 hours


120 hours

Degree Requirements (120 Cr. Hrs.)

University Core Requirements (41 Cr. Hrs.)

University Core Curriculum (Traditional)  

Specified Course Requirements:

  • Historical Inquiry: HIS 162  
  • Social Inquiry: PS 101  
  • Intercultural Inquiry: FOR LANG 112 or higher

Cognate Requirements (3 Cr. Hrs.)

General Electives (43 Cr. Hrs.)

Suggested Eight Semester Sequence

Second Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Third Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

Fourth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Fifth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Sixth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Seventh Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Eighth Semester (13 Cr. Hrs.)

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