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Sample Four Year Plan — B.A. in Political Science

Please note: This plan is for sample purposes only. Be sure to consult with the PLS department advisor about specific academic, professional and personal goals, along with available options such as interdisciplinary minors, the Public Administration concentration and the Departmental Honors Program. This will help you to select the best mix of classes and applied learning opportunities to enhance your educational experience in studying political science at Eastern Illinois University.

Year One

FallSpring
PLS 1153G PLS 2001
PLS 1003 or 2253G PLS 1003 or 2253G
General Education General Education
General Education General Education
General Education General Education
  General Education

Year Two

FallSpring
PLS 2033 PLS 2603 or 2703
PLS 2103 PLS (American/Public Policy/Public Administration)
PLS 2603 or 2703 PLS (Comparative/International)
General Education General Education
General Education Elective

 

 

Year Three

FallSpring
PLS (Public Law/Political Theory) PLS Applied Experience
PLS Field Elective Elective
PLS Field Elective Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective

Year Four

FallSpring
Senior Seminar PLS Field Elective or PLS 4600
PLS Field Elective or PLS 4600 Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective (If Needed)

 

Sample Four Year Plan — B.A. in Political Science: International Studies Option

This plan is for sample purposes only. Please consult with the Political Science academic advisor about specific academic, professional and personal goals in order to craft a program of study geared toward you, as an individual.

Also, please note that the International Studies Option involves course requirements from other departments, specifically from Economics and History along with demonstration of intermediate foreign language competency. As such, this option requires careful planning as you pursue your scholarly interests in international and comparative politics.

Year One

FallSpring
PLS 1003/2253G PLS 1003/2253G
PLS 1153G PLS 2001
Intermediate Foreign Language Intermediate Foreign Language
General Education General Education
General Education General Education

Year Two

FallSpring
PLS 2033 ECN 2802G
PLS 2103 PLS (Comp/IR)
ECN 2801G PLS (Comp/IR)
General Education General Education
General Education General Education

Year Three

FallSpring
PLS (Comp/IR) PLS Applied Experience
PLS (American/Public Policy Public Administration) History Requirement
History Requirement PLS (Comp/IR)
Elective Elective
Elective Elective

Year Four

FallSpring
Senior Seminar PLS 4600
PLS (Public Law/Political Theory) Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective (If Needed)