Undergraduate Catalog

B.A. in Government with a Specialization in Law

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 3
Major and Related Courses 30
Free Elective Courses 50
TOTAL 120

Students may choose from the General Government Track or from the Government with a specialization in Law Track.

GPA requirement: Students MUST graduate with a GPA of 2.75 or higher to graduate with the law track option. Students should meet at least every semester with their academic adviser and will be asked to switch to the general government track if they cannot satisfy the GPA requirement.

Required pre-major courses 3 hours

GOV 110Basic American Government

3

Required government courses 12 hours

GOV 301Political Theory I

3

GOV 351American Constitutional Law: Powers /Checks

3

GOV 410Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science

3

GOV 493Senior Seminar

3

Law-related courses 9 hours

GOV 352Civil Liberties

3

GOV 353Civil Rights & Civil Rights Movement

3

GOV 355Mock Trial Experience

3

GOV 356Legislative Process

3

GOV 370Human Rights

3

GOV 396International Law and Organization

3

Elective government courses 9 hours

GOV 328Comparative European Government

3

GOV 329Comparative Governments of Asia, Africa & Latin America

3

GOV 330Introduction to the European Union

3

GOV 335American State and Local Politics

3

GOV 346Political Parties

3

GOV 348Interest Group Politics

3

GOV 384American Foreign Policy

3

GOV 387Nationalism and Developing Nations

3

GOV 391International Relations

3

GOV 397Democracy and Democratization

3

GOV 401The Presidency

3

GOV 495Special Topics

1-5

GOV 499Independent Study

1-3