Dec 06, 2021  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Political Science - B.A.

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Major Requirements:

Thirty-three semester hours, including requirements in one of the concentrations outlined below.

A minimum of one-half the courses in the major field must be completed at Dominican.

Internships and study abroad are not required for the degree, but strongly encouraged for success in the field.


Political Philosophy

Required Courses:

Political Studies

Required Courses:

  • POSC 170 - American Government  
  • Two courses in political philosophy
  • Two courses in American politics
  • Two courses in world politics
  • Four additional political science courses.

International Affairs

(see also International Relations and Diplomacy - B.A. )

Required Courses:

Two years of a foreign language are strongly recommended, as are courses in economics and U.S. history.

Legal Thought

Required Courses:

Teacher Licensure: Elementary Education

Students who wish to teach grades K-9 may major in political science and complete the School of Education’s Teacher Education Program. In addition to an elementary license, students would be eligible for a middle school endorsement in social science. Students complete the major political science and the following:

  • Professional education courses as outlined in the School of Education  section of this bulletin

  • One life science and one physical science course; one of these must have a lab (one of the courses will count toward the natural science areas studies requirement)

  • Three state tests: the Test of Academic Proficiency, the Elementary/Middle Grades content test, and the grades K-9 Assessment of Professional Teaching

  • 100 hours of field experience

  • Professional portfolio

  • Clinical practice (one full semester) in an elementary or middle school classroom.

For more information about the elementary licensure program, see the School of Education  section of this bulletin.

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