BA/BS in Political Science/MED in Higher Education (Instructional Track: Political Science)

The accelerated BA/BS in Political Science/MED in Higher Education (Instructional Track: Political Science) is designed to provide students with a knowledge of the general scope of political theory and practice alongside an advanced understanding of the skills necessary for instruction and administration in post-secondary educational institutions. Students are equipped to teach political science and/or lead higher education governance.

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

24

24

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)
And nine additional elective Political Science hours with a minimum of 6 upper-level hours (excluding POLS 4306, POLS 4309, and POLS 4315).

Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses

9

9

POLS 5304 - American Diplomatic History
POLS 5311 - Political Communication
POLS 5313 - Religion and Politics in the United States

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

18
12

18
18

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, 6 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 (Med)

Required Courses

30

HIED 5300 - College and University Administration
or
HIED 6311 - Access and Equity in Higher Education

HIED 6310 - Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education
HIED 6320 - Practicum in Higher Education (S-L)
HIED 6330 - Research Methods in Higher Education
HIED 6340 - History and Philosophy of Higher Education
HIED 6361 - Teaching, Learning, and Student Development

MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership
The remaining 9 credit hours will be chosen from Political Science graduate course offerings.

TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED

30

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

150

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

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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