Political Science Degree Requirements

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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 towards 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

[eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or for 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 semester 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 semester hours depending on semester hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Political Science Major
30
30
  

POLS 2301American National Government
POLS 2302State and Local Governments   

POLS 3305  Constitutional Law

POLS 4305  American Political Tradition  

POLS 4310  Fundamentals of International Relations

POLS 3313  Internship (S-L)

plus 12 elective political sciences hours with a minimum of 6 upper level hours.
Electives
35-54
41-51
  Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
120
120

 

Pre-Law Program.
Most law schools have no specific requirements for the pre-law curriculum. A broad liberal arts background, however, is recommended. Emphasis is placed upon courses from diverse fields which may help a student develop specific skills necessary for the successful practice of law. While no particular major is specified, the following courses are strongly recommended by many law schools: accounting, economics, finance, history, political science, psychology, English, oral communications, and philosophy. Students should consult the pre-law advisor for assistance in planning their pre-law course of
study.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0 (comprised of transfer and DBU hours). 

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