Administered by Department of Political Science
Effective Spring 2015
As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.
A total of 33 semester hours are required for a major in political science; the balance of the university's 120-semester hour requirement for a bachelor's degree come from general education courses and free elective courses.
POLISCI.120 United States Government
POLISCI.280 Introduction to International Relations
POLISCI.300 Political Science Research
POLISCI.360 Nations, States and Governments
POLISCI.405 Development of Political Thought
18 semester hours in Political Science, 12 semester hours of which must be chosen from upper division courses, i.e., at the 300 level or above.
A total of 33 semester hours is required for this option. In addition to the core courses above, 18 hours are taken from the following eight courses:
POLISCI.440 President and Congress
POLISCI.446 Constitutional Law I
POLISCI.447 Constitutional Law II
POLISCI.448 Judicial Process
POLISCI.452 State and Local Government
POLISCI.456 Public Policy
POLISCI.487 International Law and Organization
POLISCI.497 Internship in a legal or judicial setting (only 3 hours count toward the option)