Emphasis - Criminal Justice
B.A. in Political Science
Political science is the study of political institutions and political behavior at the local, state, national, and international levels. Students of political science will develop critical thinking, writing, and oral communication skills essential to effective citizenship, as well as many careers.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124
General Education Requirements
See the 'General Education/Core Curriculum' for the College of Liberal Arts.
A major in political science for the B.A. degree consists of 33 semester hours chosen from the subfields of American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, and political analysis, including Pol 101, 102, 103, and 251.
Other Academic Requirements
At least 18 hours must be in non-Z-graded courses at the 300 level or above. Grades lower than C in political science courses will not be counted toward the political science major or minor.
Emphasis - Criminal Justice
The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.
|First Year Writing I||3||Complete Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.|
|First Year Writing II||3||Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.|
|6 hrs literature survey||6||Complete 6 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Eng 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, or Eng 226.|
|6 hrs modern/ancient language 200+||6||Successfully complete at least 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern or ancient language.|
|6 hrs history||6||Complete 6 hours in History (HST) course work with a passing grade.|
|3 hrs humanities||3||Successfully complete 3 hours in one of the following areas: African American Studies; classical civilization; Gender Studies 103, 201, 333, 311, 390; philosophy; religion; or Southern Studies 101, 102.|
|6 hrs social science||6||Successfully complete 6 semester hours in anthropology, economics, JOUR 101, political science, psychology or sociology.|
|3 hrs fine arts||3||Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.|
|3 hrs math 100+||3||Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.|
|9-12 hrs science||9||Complete a full year of science course work in one subject area (6-8 hrs) and complete 3 credit hours in a subject area from another department. Courses may be chosen from the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Geological Engineering, or Physics and Astronomy.|
|2 associated science labs||2||Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.|
|Pol 101||3||Pol 101: Introduction to American Politics|
|Pol 102||3||Pol 102: Govt and Business, Pol 102: Introduction to Comparative Politics|
|Pol 103||3||Pol 103: Introduction to International Relations|
|Pol 251||3||Pol 251: Intro to Political Science Methods|
|Add'l 3 hrs political science||3||Complete an additional 3 hrs of Political Science with a grade of C or better and non-Z-graded.|
|18 hrs 300+ level||18||Complete an additional 18 hrs of Political Science courses at the 300+ level and non-Z-graded.|
|Overall Major GPA||Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.|
|Resident Major GPA||Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.|
|Pol residency hrs||12||Student must earn at least 12 hours of their major courses in residence.|