Political Science (BAS)
credit hours (baS)
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 2301 - World Literature I
ENGL 2302 - World Literature II
HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865
HIST 2301 - World Civilization I
HIST 2302 - World Civilization II
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.
MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts
MATH 1303 - College Algebra
MATH 1304 - Trigonometry
MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis
MATH 1308 - Calculus for Business Analysis
MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey
RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey
plus 6 additional RELI hours
TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS
Political Science Major
POLS 2301 - American National Government
POLS 2302 - State and Local Governments
POLS 3305 - Constitutional Law
POLS 3313 - Internship in Political Science (S-L)
POLS 4305 - American Political Tradition
POLS 4310 - Fundamentals of International Relations (S-L)
Plus 12 elective political science hours with a minimum of 6 upper-level hours.
Minimum of 12 credit hours in major in residence at Dallas Baptist University, 9 credit hours of which must be upper-level.
Lower or Upper-Level
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
*Inverted Option: Depending on the number of applicable transferred credit hours, a student may be able to use at least 24 technical/occupational credit hours or 24 credit hours in a specific field of study (e.g., credits earned from military transcripts and/or corporate training, etc.) as elective credits for an Inverted Degree. For Inverted Degree students, all elective hours can be either lower- or upper-level, and the minimum University requirement of 42 hours of upper-level credit can be waived. Students should coordinate with their academic advisor to determine if an inverted degree would be beneficial/applicable after all transcripts have been officially evaluated.
A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required, including 42 upper-level credit hours Exception: Inverted Degree Program).
Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University: DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
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