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PROGRAM IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
FRESHMAN YEAR
Semester Hours

Political Science 1010/1020

3

3

Intro to PSCI/American Govt.

Political Science 2050

 

3

Intro. to Public Administration

English 1010-1020

3

3

Comp & Rhetoric/Comp & Lit.

Foreign Language

3

3

Core Requirement

History 1030

 

3

World Civilizations

Mathematics

3

 

Core Requirement

Physical Education

1

 

Activity Course or Test

Speech Communication 1010

3

 

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

 

16

15

 


SOPHOMORE YEAR

Political Science 2010/2040

3

3

Research Methods/Int'l Relations

Political Science 2511

 

3

Quantitative Analysis

African American Studies

 

3

Core Requirement

English 2010

3

 

World Literature

History 1040

3

 

Core Requirement

Natural Science

3

3

Core Requirement

Philosophy

3

 

Core Requirement

Social Sciences*

 

3

Core Requirement

Theology

3

3

Core Requirement

 

18

18

 

JUNIOR YEAR

Political Science

6

3

Incl. Political Thought or

 

 

 

Modern Political Thought and

 

 

 

Comparative Politics

Fine Arts

 

3

Core Requirement

Philosophy

3

 

Core Requirement

Social Sciences*

3

 

Core Requirement

Minor

3

6

 

Free Electives

3

3

 

 

18

15

 


SENIOR YEAR

Political Science

6

6

Electives

Political Science 4100

3

 

Int’l Political Economy

Political Science 4999

 

0

Senior comprehensives

Minor

6

3

 

Free Electives

 

6

 

 

15

15

 

*The Social Sciences requirement must include 3 hours of economics. Students must take either ECON 1030, 2010 or 2020 plus either PSYC 1010 or SOCI 1010.

SUMMARY
Semester Hours Semester Hours

African American Studies

3

Physical Education

1

English

9

Political Science

42

Fine Arts

3

Social Science

6

Foreign Language

6

Speech Communication

3

History

6

Theology

6

Mathematics

3

Free Electives

12

Natural Sciences

6

Minor

18

Philosophy

6

Total Semester Hours

130

Political Science Accelerated "Pre-Law" Program

The Political Science Department offers an accelerated "pre-law" program for political science majors. All students complete a three-year liberal arts education program at Xavier (103 hours). In their senior year, students enroll at an American Bar Association accredited law school. After successfully completing 27 hours at law school, the student receives a B.A. degree from Xavier.

To participate in the program, a student must maintain a cumulative average of 3.0 and register with the Pre-Law Advisor throughout his/her three years at Xavier. The proposed course of study and transfer hours must be approved by the department. A student's minor should be any subject which 1) develops analytical skills, 2) develops writing skills, and/or 3) relates to the student's proposed law specialty. For example, another social science discipline, history, English, philosophy, business administration, mathematics, physical science, foreign language, computer science, or public administration may be selected as a minor, or an interdisciplinary program such as the Law & Humanities Minor may be chosen. The student should delay taking free electives and the electives in the major to be eligible for the accelerated program.

The program does not assure a student's entry into law school. Admission to an accredited law school is the responsibility of the student. Several law schools in the United States allow admission to the exceptional student without an undergraduate degree. The student interested in Pre-Law should see the Pre-Law Advisor at his or her first Xavier registration.

POLITICAL SCIENCE ACCELERATED
"PRE-LAW" PROGRAM
FRESHMAN YEAR
Semester Hours

Political Science 1010/1020

3

3

Intro. to PSCI./American Govt.

Political Science 2050

 

3

Intro. to Public Administration

English 1010-1020

3

3

Comp & Rhetoric/Comp & Lit.

Foreign Language

3

3

Core Requirement

History 1030

 

3

World Civilizations

Mathematics

3

 

Core Requirement

Physical Education

1

 

Activity Course or Test

Speech Communication 1010

3

 

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

 

16

15

 


SOPHOMORE YEAR

Political Science 2010/2040

3

3

Research Meth./Int'l Relations

Political Science 2511

 

3

Quantitative Analysis

English 2010

3

 

World Literature I

History 1040

3

 

Core Requirement

Natural Science

3

3

Biology recommended

Philosophy

 

3

Core Requirement

Social Sciences

3

 

Core Requirement

Theology

3

3

Core Requirement

Minor

 

3

  

 

18

18

 


JUNIOR YEAR

Political Science

6

3

Incl. Political Thought or

 

 

 

Modern Political Thought, Comparative

 

 

 

Politics, Int’l. Political Economy, Public Admin

Political Science 4999

 

0

Senior Comprehensives

African American Studies

3

 

Core Requirement

Philosophy

3

3

Logic recommended

Fine Arts

 

3

 

Minor

6

9

 

 

18

18

 


Credits Accepted from Law School:

Towards Political Science Major

15

(usually Con. Law, Criminal Law,

 

 

Jurisprudence, and Legal Sys.)

Free electives

12

 

Total

27

 


SUMMARY
Semester Hours
Semester Hours

African American Studies

3

Physical Education

1

English

9

Political Science

42

Fine Arts

3

Social Sciences

6

Foreign Language

6

Speech Communication

3

History

6

Theology

6

Mathematics

3

Free Electives

12

Natural Sciences

6

Minor

18

Philosophy

6

Total Semester Hours

130

Political Science Accelerated "Public Affairs" Program

The Political Science Department offers an accelerated public affairs program for political science majors. In three years, students must complete 103 hours toward a liberal arts educational program. Students will satisfy the requirements of the core curriculum (55 hours), minor (18 hours), and major (30 hours). Students enroll in a graduate program of public affairs during the senior year. After successfully completing 25 hours of graduate school courses, the student receives a B.A. degree from Xavier.

In order to be eligible for this program, a student must average 17 hours a semester for three years (summer school courses may supplement this average), maintain a 3.0 grade point average, and register an intent to pursue the accelerated program with the Public Affairs Advisor in the Political Science Department. Students must avoid taking free electives as well as electives in the major to fulfill the objectives of the accelerated program. Although a student may select any minor that will enhance a public affairs specialization, the Public Administration minor is highly recommended for successful completion of a graduate program in public affairs.

This program does not guarantee entry into a public affairs program. The admissions process and financial assistance are solely the responsibility of the student. The student interested in schools that accept applicants on an accelerated basis should see the Public Affairs Advisor.

Students pursue careers in public affairs with the idea of becoming effective leaders and managers in public, non-profit, and private organizations. These include city, state, and federal government agencies; companies and faith based organizations providing social services; and charities and philanthropies. Typically, students pursue master’s degrees in public administration, public policy, urban and regional planning, and non-profit management.

POLITICAL SCIENCE ACCELERATED
"PUBLIC AFFAIRS" PROGRAM
FRESHMAN YEAR
Semester Hours

Political Science 1010/1020

3

3

Intro. to PSCI./American Government

Political Science 2050

 

3

Intro to Public Administration

English 1010-1020

3

3

Comp & Rhetoric/Comp & Lit.

Fine Arts

3

 

Core Requirement

History 1030-1040

3

3

World Civilizations

Mathematics

3

 

Core Requirement

Philosophy

 

3

Core Requirement

Physical Education

1

 

 

Speech Communication 1010

 

3

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

 

16

18

 


SOPHOMORE YEAR

Political Science 2010/2511

3

3

Research Meth./Quant. Analysis

Political Science 2040

3

 

Inter. Relations

English 2010

3

 

World Literature I

Foreign Language

3

3

Core Requirement

Natural Science

3

3

Core Requirement

Minor

3

6

 

 

18

15

 


JUNIOR YEAR

Political Science 3250 or 3270

3

 

Political Thought or Mod. Pol. Thght

Political Science 4100/3360

3

3

Int’l. Political Economy/Public Policy

Political Science 3010

 

3

Comparative Politics

African American Studies

3

 

Core Requirement

Philosophy

 

3

Core Requirement

Political Science 4999

 

0

Senior Comprehensives

Social Sciences

 

3

Core Requirement – Economics

Theology

3

3

Core Requirement

Minor

6

3

 

 

18

18

 


Credits Accepted from Public Affairs Graduate School:

Towards Political Science Major

12

Free electives

13

Total Transfer Credits

25

Total Credits Earned at Xavier

103

Total

128


SUMMARY
Semester Hours
Semester Hours

African American Studies

3

Physical Education

1

English

9

Political Science

42

Fine Arts

3

Social Sciences

3

Foreign Language

6

Speech Communication

3

History

6

Theology

6

Mathematics

3

Free Electives

13

Natural Sciences

6

Minor

18

Philosophy

6

Total Semester Hours

128

 

 
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