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College: Arts and Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: Political Science
Concentration: General Political Science
Effective Term: Fall 2019
The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term. The "Mile Marker" courses in the right-hand column are those courses that should be completed before or by the end of that term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point of your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The term-by-term model assumes full-time enrollment. For students enrolled part-time, the sample schedule and mile markers should be followed based on the number of credits completed. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor.

Political Science is the study of politics. It is concerned with understanding political phenomena and developing citizens who are aware of their political rights and responsibilities. The political science major provides an excellent background for admission to law school and is a solid foundation for graduate work in political science, public administration, and urban planning. In addition to preparing students for graduate work, the conceptual and methodological skills developed in the major equip students for employment by local, state, and national organizations, corporations, and nonprofit groups located in the U.S. and foreign countries, international organizations such as the United Nations, the print and electronic media, and secondary education. Visit the Department of Political Science and Public Administration webpage for additional information. Internship opportunities are available to Political Science majors. Click on the Internship Programs link for details. Students should consult with a Political Science faculty member for questions regarding Concentration selection.

Career Planning
Engaging in career planning activities is significant to student success. UNF offers customized career centers to deliver targeted programs, events, services and resources. First-Year students should visit the Career Services webpage and Sophomore or higher level students with a declared COAS major should visit the College of Arts and Sciences Career Success Center.

Students should refer to their personalized Degree Evaluation provided by an advisor and to other university resources for additional university and college-specific policies. Visit the undergraduate university catalog for more information.

Summer terms may be utilized to facilitate graduation in four years.

  • Visit the university catalog for a list of General Education requirements. An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public university, state college or community college satisfies UNF general education and Gordon Rule requirements. Math selection for First Time in College (FTIC) students is contingent upon Math Placement exam results, the student’s major and credit received through accelerated mechanisms (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, etc).

  • All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete the foreign language or foreign culture requirement with grades of C or higher. Students opting to complete the 8 semester hours of foreign language must select one sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German or American Sign Language. Part 1 of languages are typically offered in the fall and part 2 in the spring. Foreign Culture (FC) Option: students who successfully completed 2 years of foreign language in high school have the option to take foreign culture courses instead of college level foreign language. Foreign cultures contain (FC) in the course title. A complete list of foreign culture courses can be found in the Arts & Sciences Advising Office.

  • A minor is required for this degree. The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major. See a list of minors in the undergraduate catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 hrs of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your academic advisor to declare a minor. Double majors are exempt from a minor.

  • Major Electives should be selected from the student's chosen concentration: General Political Science, American Politics, International Relations/Comparative Politics, Public Law, or Public Administration/Public Policy.

  • Civic Literacy Requirement: Prior to graduation from a Florida state university, students must demonstrate competency in civic literacy through successful completion of a civic literacy course (AMH 2020 or POS 2041) or by achieving a passing score on an assessment. Consult an academic advisor, the university catalog and visit the Civic Literacy webpage for additional information.

  • A minimum of 120 hours (48 hours at the upper 3000/4000 level) is required for the bachelor's degree. Students may need to complete Free Elective credit at the upper level (3000/4000) to satisfy the minimum 48 semester hours of upper level hours for graduation. For additional information visit the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office webpage.
 
Term 1: Attempted Hours 0-15
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Rhetoric and Writing OR ENC1143 (GW) Rhetoric and Narrative 3  
   
POS2041 Intro to American Government (Program Prerequisite) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 2: Attempted Hours 16-30
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Rhetoric and Writing OR ENC1143 (GW) Rhetoric and Narrative 3   POS2041 Intro to American Government Minimum Grade C
(Select the English course not taken in Term 1)  
   
Select a second Introductory Political Science course with 3  
prefix: POS, CPO or INR (Program Prerequisite)  
Recommend: CPO2002 Intro to Comparative Politics OR  
INR2002 Intro to International Relations  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 1
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
 
Term 3: Attempted Hours 31-45
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a third Gen Ed Written Communication Course (See 3  
Degree Evaluation)  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
POT3003 Political Thought and Action (May take POT3003 in Term 3 or Term 4) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 4: Attempted Hours 46-60
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 2
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
  Two Introductory Political Science Courses Minimum Grade C
 
Term 5: Attempted Hours 61-75
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
POT3003 Political Thought and Action 3   POT3003 Political Thought and Action Minimum Grade C
(If not previously taken in Term 3 or 4)   POS3733 Research Design for Poli Sci Minimum Grade C
OR Select a Free Elective  
   
POS3733 Research Design for Poli Sci 3  
   
Select a Major Elective (See approved list of 3  
Political Science Major Electives in the university catalog)  
   
Select a Minor Course (See university catalog for 3  
list of approved Minors)  
   
Select a Foreign Language OR Foreign Culture Course 3 - 4  
(Consult your Academic Advisor regarding options)  
   
Total Hours: 15 - 16
 
Term 6: Attempted Hours 76-90
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
PAD4003 Public Administration 3   POS3734 Research Analysis for Poli Sci Minimum Grade C
    Civic Literacy Requirement
POS3734 Research Analysis for Poli Sci 3  
   
Select a Major Elective (See approved list of 3  
Political Science Major Electives in the university catalog)  
   
Select a Minor Course (See university catalog for 3  
list of approved Minors)  
   
Select a Foreign Language OR Foreign Culture Course 3 - 4  
(Consult your Academic Advisor regarding options)  
   
Total Hours: 15 - 16
 
Summer 3
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
  PAD4003 Public Administration Minimum Grade C
 
Term 7: Attempted Hours 91-105
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select one course: POS3413, POS3424, POS3606, 3   One course: POS3413/3424/3606,CPO4014,INR4603/4703
CPO4014, INR4603, OR INR4703 3  
   
Select a Major Elective (See approved list of 3  
Political Science Major Electives in the university catalog)  
   
Select a Major Elective (See approved list of 3  
Political Science Major Electives in the university catalog)  
   
Select a Minor Course (See university catalog for 3  
list of approved Minors)  
   
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
   
Total Hours: 18
 
Term 8: Attempted Hours 106-120
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a Major Elective (See approved list of 3  
Political Science Major Electives in the university catalog)  
   
Select a Minor Course (See university catalog for 3  
list of approved Minors)  
   
Select a Minor Course (See university catalog for 3  
list of approved Minors)  
   
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
   
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
Total Program Hours: 120
The Osprey Map is not a contract between the University of North Florida and the student. It should be used as a general guide for the purpose of meeting requirements and constructing course schedules. The Map may be altered periodically to meet the objectives of the academic program or the university.

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