Sep 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, B.A.

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Offered by Political Science .

To graduate with a B.A. in political science, students must complete a minimum of 36 credits in political science with a grade of “C” or better.  At least 15 of these 36 credits must be completed at UMBC.

All students must complete the following lower-level course:

One of the following two courses:

 All students are required to take one of the following two courses:

Upper-level electives

Students must complete 6 upper-level POLI couse electives (300 and 400-level courses) or 18 upper-level POLI credits .  At least two of these elective courses must be 400-level courses.


In addition to these formal requirements, the political science faculty makes the following recommendations to its majors:

  1. Majors are strongly urged to take one or more courses in English composition beyond ENGL 100  before taking 200 level or higher POLI courses.
  2. Majors are urged to take additional courses in mathematics, computer science, principles of economics, American history, philosophy and other social sciences.
  3. Majors planning to enter graduate or professional study are especially urged to take STAT 121  or a more advanced statistics course.

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