Lander offers a political science major with a public administration emphasis for students interested in employment with in local, state, or federal government, or non-profit employment.

The emphasis will also prepare students to pursue the Master’s Degree in Public Administration, the professional degree for government and non-profit administration.

political science professorGoals and Objectives

Political science majors will:

  1. demonstrate knowledge in most of the generally-recognized areas of the discipline;
  2. demonstrate political analysis skills;
  3. demonstrate skills essential for success in careers related to political science;
  4. demonstrate effective citizenship; and
  5. demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT HOURS
ENGL 201ENGL 202ENGL 204ENGL 205
ENGL 214ENGL 221 or ENGL 241

3

PHIL 103

3
HIST 101HIST 102HIST 111HIST 112HIST 121 or HIST 122 3
ANTH 104CRIM 101ECON 101POLS 250PSYC 101 or SOCI 101  3
MATH 211 3
Approved Lab Science 4
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
MATH 101 3
Approved Foreign Language 3
LINK 101 1
FALS 101 (15 FALS-approved events) 0
Approved General Education Electives2

10

Total General Education Requirements 42

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
POLS 101 3
POLS 103 3
POLS 200 3
POLS 305 3
POLS 318 3
POLS 331 3
POLS 360 3
POLS 445 3

POLS 499

3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
POLS 217 3
POLS 386 3
POLS 490 3
3 courses from the following:
POLS 366POLS 379POLS 390POLS 391
HCMT 283MEDA 341SOCI 314
9
   
Total Major Program Requirements 45
Additional Electives 33
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses