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Westfield State University    
 
    
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook

Political Science, Public Administration Concentration, B.A.


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Requirement for the Political Science Major - 36 Credits


Required Major Core – 9 Credits


Required Major Concentration - 12-18 Credits


12 credits in one of the Political Science concentrations.18 credits for students pursuing Law interdisciplinary option or International Studies interdisciplinary option.

Required Electives - 9 -15 Credits


15 credits of additional political science course work. 9 credits of additional political science coursework for students pursuing the Law interdisciplinary option or International Studies interdisciplinary option.

For Selected Topics courses (POLS 0323 ) to count toward the field of concentration, the courses must be within that field.

Students transferring from another college must complete a minimum of 18 credits in Political Science at Westfield State University.

The Department of Political Science encourages students to participate in internships. Students may apply up to 6 credits of internship toward the 36-credit major, 3 of which may be applied to the field of concentration. Up to 3 credits of internship may be applied toward the 18-credit minor. For details, see the department internship manual on the web page or pick up a copy in the department.

Public Administration


Courses providing necessary academic and technical expertise for professions in the public sector and graduate study in public administration (12 credits; choose 4).

Additional Graduation Requirements


All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements  and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core  .

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