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 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
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 (S-L)

POLS 3313  Internship (S-L)

plus 12 elective political sciences hours with a minimum of 6 upper level hours.
Electives
32-48
38 -45
  Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level credit 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). 

DBU also offers Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs:
B.A./B.S. in Political Science/M.A. in International Studies
B.A./B.S. in Political Science/M.A. in Leadership
B.A./B.S. in Political Science/M.Ed. in Higher Education
for qualifying undergraduate students. 

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