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BA in Political Science

BA in Political Science

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 24 months

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Program Learning Outcomes for BA in Political Science Students graduating from this program will: Demonstrate a basic understanding of American Politics including governing institutions and branches, political actors and organizations, political behavior and the operation of government at both the national and sub-national levels. Understand government and politics in a comparative perspective. Understand government and politics in a global context. Study a range of methods, theory, research and models essential to understanding the scope of the discipline's scholarship, research questions, and research activities. Consider questions and issues in political science through multiple disciplinary perspectives. Use critical thinking skills to apply methodological, theoretical, and research knowledge to political science issues in order to begin producing independent research in the field, including completion of research projects, research papers, articles, and poster sessions. Degree Requirements for BA in Political Science For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements. Students majoring in political science must complete 30 semester hours (10 courses) in the field of political science, plus six hours (two courses) of upper-level work in any of the following fields: anthropology, economics, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology. Political science degree requirements are as follows: At least one course in each of the following fields: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, theory and methods. At least two of the four introductory courses. A concentration of at least four courses in one of the following fields (these four courses must include the introductory course and a seminar - 400-level course): i. American politics ii. Comparative politics iii. International relations A statistics course offered by the Department of Political Science. Two seminars with different instructors. NOTE: POLI 110 and 112 do not satisfy any requirement for the political science major Introductory Courses POLI 209 Introduction to Constitutionalism and Modern Political Thought POLI 210 American Government and Politics POLI 211 International Relations POLI 212 Introduction to Comparative Politics NOTE: POLI 210 is the course that meets the Texas state licensing requirements in political science for teachers.