Bachelor of Science in Government

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.

Major

30 semester credit hours.

General Description

The Bachelor of of Science degree in government offers a sound basis for proceeding to graduate programs in the field, to law school admission, or to careers in public service. In addition, this degree provides a background for professional preparation in the following fields: library science; teaching at middle school, secondary school, or college level; work with archives, historical associations, museums or national parks; journalism; criminal justice administration; legal assistance; law school; foreign service, non profit, administrative, federal and state civil service.

Government Courses Required (Emphasis in Government/Politics):

(The student may choose from two separate emphases. Each requires thirty semester credit hours of government.)

GOV 3303The American Legislative Process3
GOV 4073Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure3
GOV 4613Comparative Government: Western Europe3
or GOV 4633 Comparative Government: Africa and Asia
or GOV 3513 Japanese Culture and Politics
GOV 4933Senior Seminar3
GOV 3723Modern Political Thought3
Select three semester credit hours in advanced American Government from the following:3
The American Presidency
Women in Politics
Public Administration
Select three semester credit hours in International Relations from the following:3
American Foreign Policy
International Relations
Modern Nationalism
Plus nine more semester credit hours in government.9
Total Semester Credit Hours30

Bachelor of Science in Government Program of Study

*Course of study is suggested only. It is recommended to see an advisor for a personalized Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
Creative Arts Core3
ENG 1013Composition I3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG 1023Composition II3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
Mathematics Core3
Elective (GP)3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
English Literature3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
GOV 3303The American Legislative Process3
GOV 4073Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure3
Elective3
Elective (or minor)3
Elective (or minor)3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Government/Political Science Core (advanced)3
Government/Political Science Core (advanced)3
Elective (or minor)3
Elective (or minor)3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Government/Political Science Core (advanced)3
Government/Political Science Elective (advanced)3
Government/Political Science Elective (advanced)3
Elective (or minor)3
Elective (advanced)3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Government/Political Science (advanced)3
GOV 4933Senior Seminar3
Government/Political Science Elective (advanced)3
Elective (or minor)3
Elective (advanced)3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.