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Programs

Option 1: Thesis Program

Requires thirty semester hours in political science including six hours of thesis credit or a minimum of eighteen hours in political science if a minor is selected. (POLS 5013) Scope and Methods of Political Science is required.

 

Option 2: Non-Thesis Program

Requires thirty-six semester hours in political science or twenty-four hours in political science if a minor is selected, and a substantial research paper. (POLS 5013) Scope and Methods of Political Science is required.

Students have six years to complete the programs.


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Students taking Option 1 or Option 2 are required to have two years study of one foreign language or twelve undergraduate hours of mathematical sciences (includes statistics and computer science). Students may begin work without these hours but must complete them before the degree can be given.