Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program: B.A./B.S. in Political Science/M.A. in Leadership

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The accelerated B.A./B.S. in Political Science/M.A. in Leadership degree plan is designed to equip students to lead in variety of careers in government and politics. This accelerated degree provides students with an understanding of political theory and practice alongside the soft skills associated with leadership studies. Through this program, students will gain a greater understanding of how to communicate with constituents, cast a vision for their group, lead in diverse environments, and grow as Biblical servant leaders, among other important leadership skills.

Undergraduate Requirements
B.A. B.S.
Developing A Christian Mind 3 3
  DCM 2301
English 12 9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301, and/or 2302
Fine Arts 3 3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language 6-14* 0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence 0-1 0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)
History 6 6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology 0-2 0-2
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
Mathematics 3-4 3-4
  (B.A.) MATH 1301, 1303, 1307, or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 1303, 1307, or 1405
[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only) 3-4 15

One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 credit hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics.

Religion 6-9 6-9
  RELI 1301, 1302 and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment.
Total General Studies Hours 42-58 45-52
B.A./B.S. in Political Science
Political Science Courses 24
  POLS 2301 American National Government
POLS 2302 State and Local Governments
POLS 3305 Constitutional Law
POLS 4305 American Political Tradition
POLS 4310 Fundamentals of International Relations (S-L)
Nine additional elective Political Science hours with a minimum of 6 upper-level hours (excluding POLS 4315).
Electives 32-48 38-45
  • In order to satisfy the "Undergraduate only" portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.
  • For this accelerated degree, a minimum of 114 Undergraduate credit hours is required.
  • As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor's degrees. This equates to a total of 36 Undergraduate upper-level credit hours required.
Total Undergraduate Hours 114
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses 6
  MAL 6304 Leadership Communication
MAL 6307 Mentored Leadership Internship (S-L)
Remaining Graduate Requirements
M.A. in Leadership Requirements
Required Courses 30
  DISC 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership
MAL 5302 Vision-Casting and Leading Change
MAL 5308 Great Leaders in History
MAL 5309 Revolutionary Power: Leadership in the Lives of the Founding Fathers
MAL 6301 Christian Worldview of Leadership
MAL 6303 Leadership in Conflict and Adversity
MAL 6305 Relational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
MAL 6306 Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership
MANA 6310 Leadership in Management
MANA 6320 Business Ethics

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

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