Political Science

Sample Program Guide

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: A Sample Program Guide provides an unofficial guide of program requirements and should be used by prospective students who are considering attending NDSU in the future. It is NOT an official curriculum and should NOT be used by current NDSU students for official degree planning purposes. Note that the official curriculum used by current NDSU students can vary from the Sample Program Guide due to a variety of factors such as, but not limited to, start year, education goals, transfer credit, and course availability.

To ensure proper program completion, enrolled students should utilize Degree Map and Schedule Planner in Campus Connection and consult regularly with their academic advisor to ensure requirements are being met.

First Year
POLS 110 or 1153POLS 220 or 2253
MATH 104 or 1033HUM/Fine Arts and Cult Div Gen Ed3
ENGL 1103ENGL 1203
HUM/Fine Arts and Glob Persp Gen Ed3Science/Tech Gen Ed3
COMM 1103Minor3
 15 15
Second Year
POLS 2403POLS 3253
POLS 200-300 level elective3AHSS Requirement3
STAT 3303Wellness Gen Ed3
Science w/ Lab Gen Ed4Minor3
Minor3General Elective3
 16 15
Third Year
POLS 300-400 Area Elective13POLS 300-400 Area Elective13
POLS 300-400 Area Elective13POLS 300-400 Area Elective13
Minor3Science/Tech Gen Ed3
Upper division Writing3AHSS Requirement3
AHSS Requirement3Minor3
 15 15
Fourth Year
POLS elective3Elective4
POLS elective3POLS 300-400 Area Elective13
300-400 level general elective4300-400 level general elective3
300-400 level general elective3 
 16 13
Total Credits: 120

Select a minimum of five courses from at least three of the four areas (Areas 1-4)