BA/BS in Political Science/MA in Leadership

The accelerated BA/BS in Political Science/MA in Leadership degree plan is designed to equip students to lead in a variety of careers in government and politics. This accelerated degree provides students with an understanding of political theory and practice alongside the soft skills associated with leadership studies. Through this program, students will gain a greater understanding of how to communicate with constituents, cast a vision for their group, lead in diverse environments, and grow as Biblical servant leaders, among other important leadership skills.

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

credit hours (bS)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

(BA)

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

(BS)

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

3

Foreign Language
*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate requisites are met

14*

0

Foundations for Excellence

1

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

6

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.

Mathematics

3

3

Choose one:

(BA)

MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry

(BS)

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

4

15

One laboratory science (BA)

or

15 credit hours of laboratory science (BS)

selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics

Religion

9

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

57

51

BA/BS in Political Science 

 

Political Science Courses

27

27

POLS 2301 - American National Government
POLS 2302 - State and Local Governments
POLS 3305 - Constitutional Law
POLS 4305 - American Political Tradition
POLS 4310 - Fundamentals of International Relations (S-L)
Twelve additional elective Political Science hours with a minimum of 6 upper-level hours.

Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses

3

3

MAL 6307 - Mentored Leadership Internship (S-L)

Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*
Additional Lower or Upper-Level Electives Required*

24
9

24
15

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED

120

120

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required. Students must complete all Undergraduate hours and shared undergraduate/graduate hours prior to enrolling for remaining Graduate hours.

*Elective Requirements

  • In order to satisfy the “Undergraduate only” portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.

  • As part of this accelerated degree plan, 3 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor’s degrees.

REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (Ma)

Required Courses

33

Required Courses
MAL 5301 - Introduction to Leadership

MAL 5302 - Vision-Casting and Leading Change

MAL 5304 - Crisis Leadership

MAL 5308 - Great Leaders in History
MAL 5309 - Leadership Across Boundaries: Travel Study
MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership
MAL 6303 - Leadership in Conflict and Adversity
MAL 6305 - Relational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
MAL 6306 - Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership

Choose one of the MAL concentrations:

Business Leadership

Choose 6 hours from Graduate School of Business courses or MAL courses with approval of program director.

General Leadership

Choose 6 hours from Cook School of Leadership, Graduate School of Business, or Graduate School of Ministry courses with approval of program director.

Global Leadership

Choose 6 hours from MAIS or MAGL or MAL courses with approval of program director.

Leadership in Ministry

Choose 6 hours from Graduate School of Ministry or MAL courses with approval of program director.

TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED

33

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

153

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Find course descriptions by category under the Undergraduate Course Descriptions OR Graduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.