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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, B.A.

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At least 18 advanced hours must be completed in residence. No coursework counting toward the major may be taken pass/fail. The following additional requirements apply to the 27 advanced hours (3000 level and above):

  • A minimum of 15 hours of in-class advanced-level courses must be taken on an SMU campus (Dallas, Plano or Taos). In-class hours do not include directed reading courses (PLSC 4102 , PLSC 4202 , PLSC 4302 ), internships (PLSC 4306 ) and departmental distinction thesis (PLSC 4307 ). SMU campus courses do not include transfer courses, Washington term courses (PLSC 4401 , PLSC 4402 , PLSC 4403 , PLSC 4404 ) and courses taken in SMU-approved study abroad programs.
  • A maximum of three hours of directed reading courses (PLSC 4102 , PLSC 4202 , and PLSC 4302 ) or internships (PLSC 4306 ) may count toward the major.
  • A maximum of 15 hours of (preapproved) advanced-level courses in SMU-approved study abroad programs may be counted toward the major. (These hours will not count toward the required 15 hours of in-class, on-campus, advanced-level courses specified above.)

Requirements for the Major

Introductory Courses (6 Credit Hours)

  • any two PLSC courses at the 1000 level

Advanced Courses (27 Credit Hours)

(3000 level or above)

At least two courses from two groups and an additional course from a third group:

Total: 33 Credit Hours

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