Political Science

The program in political science offers a broad selection of courses and activities adapted to the needs of students who plan careers in: law, the several levels of government including the foreign (diplomatic) service, international organizations, international business and industrial organizations, private enterprise, public relations, research, teaching, and active politics.


Program Requirements


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A major in political science consists of thirty-three (33) semester hours. All political science majors must complete a minor of eighteen (18) hours in another academic field. A major in political science with a public administration concentration consists of the same major requirements as  political science except for the requirement of minoring in eighteen (18) hours of public administration instead of another academic field.

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Other students wishing to minor in political science, public administration, public management, emergency management, urban studies and economic development, or international relations must complete eighteen (18) semester hours in one of the previously mentioned fields. A minor in political science must also include POS 2001, POS 2041 and PAD 3003. Students earning a major or minor in political science must earn at least a 2.0 GPA (“C”) in each course completed in political science, public administration, or public management. All students earning a major in the area must have at least a 2.0 GPA overall to qualify for graduation with a degree in any of the programs. Also, all classes other than natural sciences must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. 



Contact Info

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Tallahassee, FL 32307

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