David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences
Political Science

B.A. Political Science Course Requirements

The David R. Hayworth College of Arts & Sciences offers the B.A. degree in Political Science. To graduate from High Point University with this degree, students must complete the following:

B.A. in Political Science
Major Requirements 36 credits
University Core Requirements 50 credits
Electives 42 credits


128 credits

Requirements for a B.A. in Political Science (36 credits)

  • PSC 1010 Contemporary Issues and Politics or PSC 1011 Enduring Issues in Political Thought (4)
  • PSC 2310 American Politics (4)
  • PSC 2019 Political Science Research Methods (4)
  • PSC/GBS 2510 Comparing Foreign Political Systems or PSC 2710 International Relations (4)
  • PSC 4099 Senior Seminar or PSC 4810-4815 Student Intern Program. The internship must be undertaken in the junior or senior year and credit is subject to departmental approval (4)

16 credits of political science courses outside of the classes taken to meet the requirements listed above.

General elective coursework may include independent study coursework, special topic classes, and a maximum of four credits in the Student Intern Program if the student is not using internship hours to meet other major requirements.

Other Requirements: Majors are required to take at least three courses at the 3000-level or higher; at least one class must be at the 4000-level.

Students will be advised in electing additional courses that will complement their career goals.





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