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Political Science BA - Advanced Concentration - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 22.07 POLITICAL SCI & GOVERN, CIP: 45.1001 Political Science and Government, General)

Completing the Political Science BA - Advanced Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.000 in the prerequisite courses.

Academic Advice

Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall and in the major required for graduation.
Minimum GPA of 3.000 overall and in the major is required for all internships.

Transfer Credit Policy

Credit for political science courses completed with a passing grade at other colleges or universities may be granted in instances where comparable courses exist within the department at UB. The department gives transfer credit for a maximum of five political science courses. Where applicable, transfer courses may be used to meet specific departmental requirements.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

Any two political science courses.

Required Courses

Twelve PSC courses, 8 of which must be upper division-300/400 level:

Required Courses:

PSC 101 Intro to American Politics
PSC 200 Empirical Political Science
PSC 393 Game Theory
PSC 408 Basic Stats for Social Sciences

One course in 3 of the 4 Political Science fields (American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, Public Law):

American Politics List:

Comparative Politics List:

International Politics List:

Public Law List:

Additional Political Science electives/courses to meet the major requirements (total of 12 courses; 8 of which must be upper division-300/400 level). A maximum of 2 courses (6 credit hours) can be from the following: PSC 496 Political Science Internship, PSC 497 Honors Thesis, and PSC 499 Independent Study

UB Seminar courses cannot count towards major requirements.

Departmental Honors Requirements

In order to graduate with honors in Political Science at UB, a Political Science major must satisfy two requirements. He or she must have:

  1. received a grade of B or better in one of the following courses: PSC 490 Honors Seminar, PSC 492 Pre-Law Honors Seminar, PSC 495 Senior Seminar, PSC 497 Honors Thesis, or (with the permission of the instructor) any graduate seminar.
  2. have a GPA of over 3.250.

Political Science majors receiving a grade of at least B in the above courses and graduating with a GPA of at least 3.250 but less than 3.500 will be designated as graduating with Honors.

Political Science majors receiving a grade of at least B in the above courses and graduating with a GPA of at least 3.500 but less than 3.750 will be designated as graduating with High Honors.

Political Science majors receiving a grade of at least B in the above courses and graduating with a GPA of over 3.750 will be designated as graduating with Highest Honors.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Political Science BA - Advanced Concentration degree
Credits Required for Major37
Additional Credits Required for UB CurriculumĀ  35
Additional Credits Required for Electives 48
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

 
Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:06:07