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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, B.S. - 4-Year Degree Map


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First Year

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
COMP 100 - Composition   3   POLS 171 - Global Challenges   3
POLS 101 - Understanding Political Ideas   3   Gen Ed Science 3
POLS 121 - U.S. Government   3   Gen Ed Elective 3
Gen Ed Elective Foreign Language 3   Elective 3
*Gen Ed Math 3   Elective 3
TOTAL 15   TOTAL 15

Second Year

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
POLS 200 - Approaches to Political Science   3   POLS Comparative Government Upper Division Elective 3
POLS American Gov & Politics Upper Division Elective 3   POLS International Relations Upper Division Elective 3
POLS Political Theory Upper Division Elective 3   Upper Division Elective 3
Gen Ed Elective 3   Gen Ed Elective and/or OCS Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3   Elective 3
TOTAL 15   TOTAL 15

Third Year

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
POLS Political Science Upper Division Elective 3   POLS Political Science Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3   Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3   Upper Division Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
TOTAL 15   TOTAL 15

Fourth Year

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
POLS Capstone 3   POLS Political Science Upper Division Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
TOTAL 15   TOTAL 15

Notes: *Students are strongly encouraged to take STAT 101  to fulfill their General Education Math requirement.

**Internships (POLS 297 ) may count as a max. of 6 s.h. toward completion of degree.

***Up to 3 s.h. earned through POLS 295 , POLS 296 , or POLS 399  may be used as part of the required 9 s.h. of upper division major electives.

Total Credits for Degree: 120

Elective Key and Math Course Guidance


Gen Ed Elective: a course carrying one or more Gen Ed area attribute(s): Basic Communication (BC3), Mathematics (M3), American History (AM3), World Civilizations (OW3), Foreign Language (FL3), Social Sciences (SS3), Humanities (H3), The Arts (A3), Natural Sciences (NS3), Western Civilization (WC3). Elective courses and major courses carrying Gen Ed attributes apply toward SUNY Oneonta's Gen Ed requirements .

OCS Elective: any course that carries an Oral Communication Skills (OCS) attribute. This is a degree requirement  for students matriculating in or after Fall 2020.

Liberal Arts Elective: any course that carries a Liberal Arts (LA) attribute. SUNY Oneonta's minimum LA requirements  vary by degree award.

Upper Division Elective: any elective course at the 200- or 300-level. All courses (required and elective) at this level apply toward SUNY Oneonta's upper division requirement .

Upper Division Liberal Arts Elective: any course at the 200- or 300-level carrying an LA attribute.

Elective: any course outside the major. Electives apply toward the total credits required by a degree program. Electives may also be needed to satisfy other degree requirements , including the minimum number of credits outside the department of the major.

Math Course Guidance


SUNY Oneonta recognizes that students enter college with different math backgrounds. For guidance on the math course(s) most suited to your preparation and program of study, visit the College's Math Pathways site.

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