Curriculum Guides

2013-2014

Political Science (3700)

B.S. - Bachelor of Science

Major: Political Sci - Criminal Just (370001BST)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Year 1

Fall
3300:111 English Composition I3
2220:100 Introduc to Criminal Justice3
3470:250 Statistics for Everyday Life4
3700:100 Government & Politics in US4
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Natural Science:Any Set1
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
3300:112 English Composition II3
Social Science:Any Set3
Elective:Criminal Justice Technology3
Oral Communication:Any3
Natural Science with Lab:Any set4
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
3700:201 Intro to Political Research3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
Elective:Criminal Justice Technology3
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
3700:361 Politics of the Crim Just Sys3
Elective:Criminal Justice Technology3
Elective:Foreign Culture Course4
Humanities:Any Set3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 15
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
Upper Level Elective:College Of Arts and Sciences4
Elective:Criminal Justice Technology 3
Elective:3700:Advanced Political Science Course*3
Elective:3700:Criminal Justice Core Course3
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
Elective:Foreign Culture Course4
Upper Level Elective:College of Arts and Sciences3
Elective:Criminal Justice Technology3
Elective:3700:Advanced Political Science*3
Elective:3700:Criminal Justice Core**3
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

Fall
Elective:3700:Criminal Justice Core**3
Elective:3700:Criminal Justice Core**3
Upper Level Elective:College of Arts and Sciences4
Upper Level Elective:College of Arts and Sciences4
Upper Level Elective:College of Arts and Sciences2
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
3700:395 Intern: Government & Politics2
Elective:College of Arts and Sciences4
Elective:College of Arts and Sciences4
Min Credit Total 10
Summer
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
*NOTE: This is a requirement, but students may select from a specific set of courses. See an adviser.
**NOTE: This is a requirement, but students may select from a specific set of courses. See an adviser.
While a variety of mathematics and statistics courses can be taken to meet this requirement, the Department of Political Science strongly recommends that students take a statistics course.
2220:101 Introduction to Security Administration may be substituted for 2220:100 Introduction to Criminal Justice.
3400:221 Humanities in the World Since 1300 may be substituted for 3400:210 Humanities in the Western Tradition.
Minimum upper division credits-47; minimum department credits-30; minimum GPA-2.2; foreign culture credits-6.
The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Political Science/Criminal Justice Track 1 requires students to complete an Associate degree in Criminal Justice Technology from Summit College or another approved accredited institution.
Government and Politics in the U.S., 3700:100, is required and will fulfill half of the General Education Social Science requirement. (2040:242 American Urban Society, will not substitute for 3700:100 for this major.) Please see the General Education guide to make your other Social Science course selection.
The Internship in Government and Politics may be taken twice for a total of 9 hours; however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to the major in Political Science. The internship consists of supervised individual placement with political office holders, party groups, governmental agencies, law firms and other organizations providing professional level work.
There is no language requirement for Political Science/Criminal Justice majors; however, students who complete the first year of a foreign language (Spanish preferred) will fulfill the foreign culture requirement. ASL is not acceptable. If students elect not to complete the first year of a foreign language, 6 credits of coursework designed to introduce the student to a foreign culture are required. An approved list of courses can be obtained for the Political Science Department, Olin 201.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 03-19-2013