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Political Science

The courses listed below are for the Academic Catalog and are subject to change. Please reference the Academic Catalog for further information and course descriptions. If you are a current student, please reference the catalog in which you come under.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Liberal Education Curriculum  49 credit hours
Political Science Core Courses  15 credit hours
Political Science Electives  6 credit hours
The Raleigh Experience  15 credit hours
General Electives  35 credit hours
Total credit hours for the B.A. in Political Science  120 credit hours

Political Science Core Courses 15 credit hours

PSC 201: American Government 3

PSC 202: State and Local Government 3

PSC 260: Political Economy for Public Policy 3

PSC 270: Introduction to Law and the Legal System 3

PSC 280: Introduction to Public Policy 3

Political Science Electives (choose two) 6 credit hours

PSC 305: Campaigns and Elections 3

PSC 311: Political Leadership 3

PSC 370: American Constitutional Law 3

The Raleigh Experience (choose three courses) 15 credit hours

PSC 410: Practicum in Advocacy/Lobbying 4

PSC 430: Practicum in Law 4

PSC 440: Practicum in Non-Profit Administration 4

PSC 450: Practicum in Politics 4

PSC 460: Practicum in Policy Research 4

PSC 470: Practicum in Public Administration 4


During The Raleigh Experience, students will also enroll in:


PSC 480: Senior Seminar in Political Science 3

General Electives 35 credit hours