Curriculum

What programs are offered and how do they relate to each other?

The Criminal Justice Major is a multidisciplinary program for students who wish to study causes, impacts and ways to control crime. Coursework focuses on civil and criminal law.

The International Relations Major is a multidisciplinary program for students who have interests in foreign politics, transnational behavior, globalization, and related careers.

The Political Science Major is designed for students desiring the conceptual knowledge and practical skills needed to contribute to responsible politics, governance, public policy, and citizenship at the local, national, and global levels.

The American Politics Minor provides students an understanding of American political institutions, functions, and policies. The program is flexible and includes a choice of electives, which focus on a range of topics-from foreign and environmental policy to political theory and research techniques. Note that students majoring in Political Science may not declare an American Politics minor.

The Foreign Politics Minor focuses of the international political system, the role of state and institutions and American foreign policy. An examination of international organizations, global political economy, political theory and research methods provides an understanding of the relationship between national and international policies in an increasingly interdependent world. Note that students majoring in Political Science may not declare a Foreign Politics minor.

The Legal Studies Concentration serves students from any major with interests in the law. The Turk Pre-Law Program provides specialized advising and support for students considering law school. Interested students are encouraged to consult with Dr. Todd Peppers.

What courses do I need to take?

Criminal Justice major check sheet for students declaring before September 2015.

Criminal Justice major check sheet for students declaring September 2015 or later.

International Relations major check sheet for students declaring before September 2015.

International Relations major check sheet for students declaring September 2015 or later.

Political Science major check sheet for students declaring before September 2015.

Political Science major check sheet for students declaring September 2015 or later.

American Politics Minor check sheet for students declaring before September 2015. 

American Politics Minor check sheet for students declaring September 2015 or later.

Foreign Politics Minor check sheet for students declaring before September 2015. 

Foreign Politics Minor check sheet for students declaring September 2015 or later.

Legal Studies Concentration check sheet