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    North Carolina Central University
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Political Science, B.A.


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Curriculum Requirements


Students are required to complete (with a grade of C or better), the following:  POLS 1001 , POLS 2100 , POLS 2110 , POLS 2115 , POLS 2330 , POLS 3000  and POLS 3510 .  Students must also complete four electives in a primary concentration, and two electives in a secondary concentration.

1. 120 Semester Hours (39 Semester Hours in the Major):


Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.  The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.  Students must repeat ‘D’ and ‘F’ grades in major required courses.

2. General Education Requirement:


American Government is required of political science majors, and fulfills a Social Science elective for General Education.

Freshman and sophomore years:  complete General Education Curriculum  required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study.  Students must have a ‘C’ or better in ENGL 1100 and ENGL 1200.

3. Program Requirements:


4. Concentration Requirements


Students must complete four courses in a primary concentration, and two courses in a secondary concentration.  The department offers three concentrations:

Civic Engagement & Public Policy:  POLS 2105 , POLS 2120 , POLS 2160 , POLS 2800 , POLS 3210 , POLS 3230 , POLS 3320 , POLS 3410 , POLS 3470 , POLS 3500 , POLS 3560 , POLS 3700 , POLS 3710 , POLS 3810 , POLS 3990 , POLS 3995 , POLS 4060 , POLS 4100 , POLS 4350 , POLS 4990 .

Theory & Prelaw:  POLS 2125 , POLS 2130 , POLS 3310 , POLS 3311 , POLS 3810 , POLS 3910 , POLS 3920 , POLS 4100 , POLS 4200 , POLS 4300 , POLS 4410 , POLS 4420 , POLS 4450 , POLS 4860 , POLS 4880 , POLS 4990 .

Global Politics:  POLS 3020 , POLS 3030 , POLS 3040 , POLS 3120 , POLS 3339 , POLS 3400 , POLS 3600 , POLS 3730 , POLS 3740 , POLS 3810  , 3820, POLS 4000 , POLS 4100 , POLS 4300 , POLS 4310 , POLS 4330 , POLS 4400 , POLS 4500 , POLS 4510 , POLS 4520 , POLS 4880 , POLS 4990 .

5. Additional Requirements


Students must also complete a Writing Intensive course, and a Speaking Intensive course, in addition to community service requirements for the University.

Program Notes:


The Department of Political Science also awards certificates in Security Studies, and Foreign Service Training.

Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Political Science


For key to symbols used, please see ‘key’ below.

Freshman Year


Many courses listed in the first year of this plan are specific to this degree program and may not fulfill degree requirements for other programs at the University. Students are advised that changing their program of study from this major to another major, after the first year, can extend the time until graduation by a semester or more.

Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Fall Semester


Spring Semester


  • POLS Primary Elective
  • POLS Secondary Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • POLS Primary Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Semester


  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Total Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation - 124


Distribution of Hours

General Education Curriculum - 40
Required Major Courses - 21
Primary & Secondary Major Courses - 18
Total POLS Hours - 39
Electives - 45

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