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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International & Political Affairs, IPA, BS, Political Science Emphasis, IP06


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Bachelor of Science     Major Code: IP06     Summary Degree Requirements  

General Education Core 42 Requirements: 29-30 Hours


  • Area 1A     6 hours Social & Behavioral Sciences - 3 hours met by GEOG 0111  , 3 hours see below for options
  • Area 1B     3 hours Civic Engagement - fulfilled by PSC 0120  
  • Area 2A     6 hours Written Communication - see below for options
  • Area 2B     3 hours Oral Communication - see below for options
  • Area 3       7 hours Natural Science 1 with and 1 without lab - 3 or 4 hours met by choice of GEOG 120 or 121, balance see below for options
  • Area 4       3 hours Mathematics - see below for options
  • Area 5A     6 hours Humanities - see below for options
  • Area 5B     3 hours Fine Arts - see below for options
  • Area 5C     3 hours Global Competencies - fulfilled by INTS 0201  
  • Area 5D     2 hours Health and Wellness - see below for options

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Institutional Degree Requirement: 1 Hour


IPA Required Core BS 38-39 hours


Skill Development: 6 Hours


Study Abroad, Internship or Simulation**  3

**Requires 3 credit hours of an approved internship (PSC 491 or PSC 493, other internships can be petitioned), OR 3 credit hours of simulation (INTS 308 Model United Nations 3 cr hrs, PSC 303 Mock Trial Workshop 1 cr hr (can be repeated 4X), PSC 365 Model European Union 1 cr hour), OR a study abroad experience.

Select 1 Course from 3 Concentrations: 9 Hours


  • Global Cultural Studies
  • International Relations
  • Political Science

Political Science Area: 12 Hours


General Electives 38-40 Hours


As needed to total 120 approved credit hours.

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Total Hours: 120


Must include at least 39 upper division (300-400 level) credit hours.

General Education Core 42 Area 1A 3 hrs met by GEOG 111, Area 1B met by PSC 120, Area 3  3 or 4 of 7 hours met by GEOG 120 (3 hrs) or GEOG 121 (4 hrs), Area 5C met by INTS 201.

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