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    May 21, 2024  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, BA

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Degree requirements

Admission to program

All students entering UNT and wishing to pursue the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in political science must first complete initial requirements: at least 24 hours of college course work including the following.

6 hours in political science

6 hours of courses including the courses listed below or the equivalent, with a 2.5 GPA or better on these 6 hours.

Formal application for major status

Students who have completed the above requirements and who have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (UNT and transfer credit) may file a formal application for major status.

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.

Major requirements

30 hours in political science

Political science majors must complete 30 hours in political science:

Advanced courses

Advanced courses are offered in six areas of study:


Courses listed in more than one area of study may be counted toward the requirements of only one area.

*May be repeated for credit as topics vary.


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Other requirements

Academic requirements for graduation with a BA degree in political science: A student must have a minimum of 2.5 grade point average in all work attempted, including transfer, correspondence, extension and residence work in all courses, and in all courses counting toward the political science major.

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