The core and distribution requirements for a major in political science are those listed for baccalaureate degrees.
Advanced placement for U.S. Government and Politics or Comparative Government and Politics allows students to immediately enroll in 200- and 300-level political science electives. Students will still need to take 43 credit hours in political science, but they are exempted from taking POL 202 if they have taken an advanced placement course in the corresponding area. The advanced placement hours awarded will be credited to the graduation requirement of 126 hours. ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics is a prerequisite for ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics.