Major and Minor

Major

Political science studies the theory and practice of government and politics. Xavier's program is structured to give students a systematic view of the various elements of political science, including American government, comparative government, political theory, and international relations.

Xavier's political science majors, upon graduation, are equipped with knowledge of theory and practice of modern government and politics. In addition to formal course work, students are encouraged to include job experience by participating in an internship in their program. The department supports internship programs in Cincinnati and Washington, D.C.  Students also receive credit for studying abroad.

33 credit hours, as follows

- 12 hours of political science courses from POLI 120, 140, 277, 301;

-  3 hours from a choice of either POLI 390 or 391;

- 18 hours of political science electives selected from POLI 200-490.

- a 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in the political science courses.

 

Core curriculum requirements: 64 credit hours, including

- Social Sciences: ECON 200 and ECON 201.

- Mathematics: Take Statistics with either MATH 116 or 156, plus 3 hours of MATH elective.

 

Upon successful completion of the undergraduate program, students receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in political science.

 

 

Minor

15 total credit hours are required, as follows:

- 9 hours of political science courses from POLI 120, 140, 277;

- 3 hours from a choice of either POLI 301 or 350;

- 3 hours for an elective from POLI 200-490.

- a 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these political science courses.

 

Associate of Arts Degree

 

Core curriculum requirements: 28 credit hours
Concentration Requirements: 15 credit hours, as follows
- 9 hours of political science courses from POLI 120, 140, 277;
- 3 hours from a choice of either POLI 301 or 350;
- 3 hours for an elective from POLI 200-490.
- a 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these political science courses.