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    Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts 

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    Minor offered: Political Science 

    Ohio Dominican University offers three political science major tracks; one provides a general foundation in all of the areas of the major; the second track concentrates on environmental policies and issues; a third track is the pre-law concentration. In its broadest sense, these majors are designed to study government, law, political processes and behavior, the policies produced by governments and their effects upon the individual, the community and the world. The issues of war and peace, power and violence, law and order, justice and fairness, democracy and freedom, rights and citizenship, diversity and change are at the heart of the study of politics. Students who study political science are prepared for law school and graduate study; careers in federal, state and local government; public policy and private interests groups; businesses and corporations; regional, trans-national and international organizations; campaign management; journalism; and high school and college teaching. The liberal arts education political science provides has enabled Ohio Dominican students to find rewarding vocations as college professors, teachers, lawyers, civil servants, public administrators, city planners, policy analysts, diplomats, business leaders and informed citizens. Double majors in Political Science and Political Science in Environmental Policies and Issues are prohibited.

     

     


     

    Requirements for a B.A. in Political Science

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites
    Credits
       
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
       
    POL 100 Ideas, Ideals & Ideologies 3*
    POL 101 The Great Issues of Politics 3*
    POL 230 Law, Society and Polity 3*
    POL 231 History of the Constitution of the United States 3*
    POL 279B CORE: Political Philosophy and Western Tradition 3*
    POL 279C CORE: American Political Thought, Nature & Common Good       3*
    POL 290 Politics and Government: Issues & Process 3*
    POL 360 Seminar: International Politics 3*
    POL 365 The U.S. Presidency 3*
    POL 479 CORE: Courage and Prudence in Modern Politics 3*
    POL 498 Seminar: Political Theory and Ideology 3*
       
    Select one course from the following: 3*
    POL 366 U.S. Congress and Policymaking  
    POL 368 Parties and Elections  
       
    Select one course from the following: 3*
    POL 348C Interpreting Civilization  
    POL 379A CORE: War & Peace - International Law & Organization  
       
    Select one course from the following: 3*
    POL 279A CORE: Environmental Values Policymaking  
    POL 348E History of U.S. Foreign Policy  
       
    SCE 000 Senior Comprehensive Examination --
       
    Required Correlatives:  
    Any course in the discipline of Sociology 3
       
    Total Credits Required 45
    *used to calcuate the major GPA  

     


    Requirements for a Minor in Political Science

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites                              
    Credits
       
    POL electives 15
       
    Select one course from the following: 3
    POL 379B CORE: Peace and Justice: Catholic Social Teaching  
    POL 498 Seminar: Political Theory and Ideology   
       
    Total Credits Required 18

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    Requirements for B.A. in Political Science w/ Environmental Policies and Issues

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites
    Credits
       
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
       
    BIO 107 Principles of Biology 4*
    GEO 125 World Geography 3*
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3*
    PHL Elective (general or applied ethics) 3*
    POL 101 The Great Issues of Politics 3*
    POL 279C CORE: American Political Thought, Nature & Common Good            3*
    POL 279A CORE: Environmental Values Policymaking 3*
    POL 290 Politics & Govt: Issues and Process 3*
    POL 397 Internship 3*
    POL 479 CORE: Courage and Prudence in Modern Politics 3*
    Social Science Elective 3*
       
    Select one course from the following: 3*
    ECN 207 Principles of Microeconomics  
    ECN 208 Principles of Macroeconomics  
       
    SCE 000 Senior Comprehensive Examination  --
       
    Total Credits Required 37
    *used to calculate Major GPA  

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