Bachelor of Science in Government (Legal Studies Emphasis)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 30 sch    Minor (optional): 18 sch

GOVT.BS      CIP Code: 45.1001.00

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

 Courses Required for Major 

GOV 3153Legal Environment3
GOV 3303The American Legislative Process3
GOV 3393Law for Women3
GOV 4933Senior Seminar3
GOV 4093Constitutional Rights and Criminal Justice3
GOV 4813Seminar in Public Policy3
Government Electives (at least 3 upper level sch)12
Total Semester Credit Hours30

Other Requirements

English Literature (2000 level or higher if not already completed)3
Global Perspectives (if not already completed)3
*Electives (select with academic advisor)42
Total Semester Credit Hours48
  • Students are encouraged to select internship credit as part of the electives.

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

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
Creative Arts Core3
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Mathematics Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
Elective (GP)3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
English Literature3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Life/Physical Science Core3
Elective3
Elective (or minor)3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Elective3
Elective (or minor)3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
GOV 3303The American Legislative Process 3
GOV 3393Law for Women 3
Elective3
Elective (or minor)3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
GOV 4093Constitutional Rights and Criminal Justice 3
Government/Political Science elective required for major (advanced)3
Government/Political Science elective for major3
Elective (or minor)3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
GOV 3153Legal Environment 3
Government/Political Science required for major (advanced)3
Elective (or minor)3
Elective (advanced)3
Elective (advanced)3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
GOV 4813Seminar in Public Policy 3
GOV 4933Senior Seminar 3
Government/Political Science elective required for major (advanced)3
Elective (advanced)3
Elective (or minor)3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.