The Political Science Streamlined option is the most straightforward, efficient, assured pathway to graduation at MU. This highly focused, professional curriculum only requires 33 credit hours with faculty mentors making sure you graduate on time. A very clear four-year plan takes the guesswork out of your University career. This path is ideal for:

  • Green-to-Gold military students
  • Transfer students
  • Working students looking for a degree
  • Students interested in double-majoring
  • Students interested in various minors

Major Requirements

The Political Science major consists of 33 credits distributed as follows:

Required Political Science Core Courses

21 credits

PSC 1510 American Government (3) PSC 3410 Congress and the Presidency (3)
PSC 2100 Research Methods in Political Science (3) PSC 3510 International Relations (3)
PSC 2270 Comparative Politics (3) PSC 4600 Senior Seminar (3)
PSC 3330 Public Administration (3)


Select four courses (12) credits of PSC electives at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Appropriate courses may be substituted with the permission of the division head.

Minor Requirements

The Political Science minor consists of any 18 credits with a PSC prefix.

Associate of Arts Concentration Requirements

The Associate of Arts subject concentration consists of any 18 credits with a PSC prefix.