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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

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


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First Year

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
COMP 1000 - Composition   3   POLS 1710 - Global Challenges   3
POLS 1010 - Understanding Political Ideas   3   Gen Ed Science 3
POLS 1210 - 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 2000 - 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 1010  to fulfill their General Education Math requirement.

**Internships (POLS 3697 ) may count as a max. of 6 s.h. toward completion of degree.

***Up to 3 s.h. earned through POLS 3993 POLS 3995 , or POLS 3999  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. 

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 numbered 3000 and above. All courses (required and elective) at this level apply toward SUNY Oneonta's upper division requirement .

Upper Division Liberal Arts Elective: any course numbered 3000 and above that carries a 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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