Undergraduate Bulletin

MAJORS/EMPHASES

Minimum requirements for transfer students

Major

At least 12 credit hours of work earned for a political science major shall be taken at UW-Whitewater. Determination of areas of political science in which these credit hours shall be taken shall be made by the chair at the time of declaration of the major.

Minor

At least 6 credit hours of the work earned for a political science minor shall be taken at UW-Whitewater. Determination of areas of political science in which these credit hours shall be taken shall be made by the chair at the time of declaration of the minor.

Departmental policy requires each major to attend at least three public lectures or programs each academic year.

Internship in Political Science

To provide students with the opportunity for practical field experience in various aspects of political life, the department offers an internship in political science. Credit may be earned while working in campaigns, legislative offices, or in administrative positions at all levels of government. Internship is normally taken in the student's junior or senior year. Consent of the Chair and the faculty member directing the internship is required.

Honors in Political Science

For honors in political science, at the end of the senior year students must have a grade point average of 3.50 in all political science courses including 820-488 and 820-499. They must apply for honors in political science with their adviser and the departmentalchairperson in the spring of the junior year. At the time of application they must show a grade-point average of 3.25 or better and at least 21 credit hours in political science either completed or to be completed during the current semester.

Career Options

There are several potential options which a person interested in political science may follow. Students may wish to plan their programs with certain career objectives in mind. Among the options recommended are the following:

I. Public Employment Option-
Plan A:
Major in political science with a minor in public administration-
Plan B:
Major in political science with emphasis in public administration.

II. Law Option-
Plan A:
Major in political science with a minor in a related discipline-
Plan B: A major in political science and an individualized minor composed of law related courses.

III. International Employment Option-
Plan A:
Major in political science with an emphasis in comparative and international politics-
Plan B:
Double major in international studies and political science.

IV. Government and Business Option-
Plan A:
Major in political science and a minor in a related discipline-
Plan B:
A major in political science and an individualized/professional minor. Interested students should check with their adviser or the department for recommended courses for each of these options.

Areas of Political Science

The department curriculum is divided into 5 basic areas. This is intended to provide a sound and balanced acquaintance with political science. Majors and minors are expected to meet the appropriate area requirements.

The areas are:
I. American Government Courses:
820 317, 820 318, 820 344, 820 346, 820 357, 820 413, 820 414, 820 415, 820 419, 820 446.

II. Public Policy & Administration Courses:
820 316, 820 320, 820 330, 820 421, 820 430, 820 440, 820 489.

III. Comparative Government Courses:
820 352, 820 380, 820 460, 820 471.

IV. International Relations Courses:
820 350, 820 351, 820 377, 820 457.

V. Political Theory Courses:
820 411, 820 412, 820 420.

POLITICAL SCIENCE (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 33 CREDITS

  1. PSCI 820-141 AND 820-301
  2. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES AREA 1-AMER GOVMT PSCI 820-317, 820-318, 820-344, 820-346, 820-357, 820-413, 820-414, 820-415, 820-419 AND 820-446
  3. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES AREA 2-PUB POLICY & ADMIN PSCI 820-316, 820-320, 820-330, 820-421, 820-430, 820-440 AND 820-489
  4. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES AREA 3- COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT PSCI 820-352, 820-380, 820-460 AND 820-471
  5. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES AREA 4-INTERNATNL RELATIONS PSCI 820-350, 820-351, 820-377 AND 820-457
  6. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES AREA 5-POL THEORY PSCI 820-411, 820-412 OR 820-420
  7. SELECT 12 ELECTIVE CRED FROM THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
  8. COMPLETE SIGNIFICANT WRITING IN ADVANCED COURSE WITH VERIFICATION BY INSTRUCTOR. AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

POLITICAL SCIENCE (BSE)

LICENSURE - 39-40 CREDITS

  1. C&I 437-430 AND 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
  5. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. ECON 230-213 OR 230-324 RLS
  8. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS

  1. PSCI 820-141 AND 820-301
  2. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES AREA 1-AMER GOVMT PSCI 820-317, 820-318, 820-344, 820-346 820-357, 820-413, 820-414, 820-415, 820-419 AND 820-446
  3. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES AREA 2-PUB POLICY & ADMIN PSCI 820-316, 820-320, 820-330, 820-421, 820-430, 820-440 AND 820-489
  4. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES AREA 3-COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT PSCI 820-352, 820-380, 820-460 AND 820-471
  5. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES AREA 4-INTERNATNL RELATIONS PSCI 820-350, 820-351, 820-377 AND 820-457
  6. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES AREA 5-POL THEORY PSCI 820-411, 820-412 OR 820-420
  7. SELECT 13 ELECTIVE CREDITS FROM THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
  8. COMPLETE SIGNIFICANT WRITING IN ADVANCED COURSE WITH VERIFICATION BY INSTRUCTOR. AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

SOCIAL STUDIES-BROADFIELD
POLITICAL SCIENCE I EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 39-40 CREDITS

  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
  5. C&I 437-430
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. ECON 230-213 OR 230-324 RLS
  8. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492

MAJOR - 54 CREDITS

  1. PSCI 820-141 AND 820-301
  2. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES AREA 1-AMER GOVMT PSCI 820-317, 820-318, 820-344, 820-346, 820-357, 820-413, 820-414, 820-415, 820-419 AND 820-446
  3. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES AREA 2-PUB POLICY & ADMIN PSCI 820-316, 820-320, 820-330, 820-421, 820-430, 820-440 AND 820-489
  4. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES AREA 3-COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT PSCI 820-352, 820-380, 820-460 AND 820-471
  5. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES AREA 4-INTERNATNL RELATIONS PSCI 820-350, 820-351, 820-377 AND 820-457
  6. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES AREA 5-POL THEORY PSCI 820-411, 820-412 OR 820-420
  7. SELECT 13 ELECTIVE CREDITS FROM THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
  8. SELECT 20 CRED FROM AT LEAST 2 DEPARTMENTS: ANTHROPOLOGY, ECONOMICS, GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY
  9. COMPLETE SIGNIFICANT WRITING IN ADVANCED COURSE WITH VERIFICATION BY INSTRUCTOR.

SOCIAL STUDIES-BROADFIELD
POLITICAL SCIENCE II EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 39-40 CREDITS

  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
  5. C&I 437-430
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. ECON 230-213 OR 230-324 RLS
  8. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492

MAJOR - 54 CREDITS

  1. PSCI 820-141
  2. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM EACH OF 3 GROUPS BELOW:

MINORS/EMPHASES

POLITICAL SCIENCE

MINOR - 21 CREDITS

  1. PSCI 820-141
  2. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM EACH OF 3 GROUPS BELOW:
  3. SELECT 9 ELECTIVE POLITICAL SCIENCE CREDITS

POLITICAL SCIENCE EDUCATION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 22 CREDITS

  1. PSCI 820-141
  2. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM EACH OF 3 GROUPS BELOW:
  3. SELECT 10 ELECTIVE POLITICAL SCIENCE CREDITS

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Ron Berger, Coordinator

The Criminal Justice Minor is an interdisciplinary program which can enhance students' intellectual understanding of the criminal justice system. It seeks to go beyond specific skill-oriented training to develop analytical and critical insight. The minor can help prepare students to pursue career objectives in the following areas: law enforcement (local, state, or federal), adult probation/parole, juvenile probation or counseling, private security, and criminal justice research.

MINOR - 24 CREDITS

  1. SELECT 5 COURSES FROM:
  2. SELECT 3 COURSES FROM (CANNOT COUNT BOTH 880-355 & 840-355; COURSES CREDITED TOWARD AREA 1 CANNOT BE CREDITED TOWARD
    AREA 2):
  3. NO MORE THAN 12 CREDITS FROM ANY ONE DEPARTMENT MAY BE USED
    IN THIS MINOR.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

The purpose of this program is to provide students interested in public service the possibility to do undergraduate study in the field as preparation for possible careers in government. The program is composed of courses offered in several departments to give direction and emphasis in the area of Public Administration.

MINOR - 22 CREDITS

  1. PSCI 820-141, 820-320, 820-489 AND MGNT 250-211
  2. SELECT 10 CRED FROM COURSES PSCI 820-330, 820-356, 820-421, 820-430, 820-440, 820-446, ACTG 210-244, 230-356, FINC 240-348, MKTG 260-436, SOC 880-250, 880-352 OR A COURSE APPROVED BY THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPT
Social Studies minor in elementary education curriculum: See L&S Interdepartmental section.

PROGRAM OF PUBLIC POLICY
AND ADMINISTRATION

The University offers an opportunity for students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Public Policy and Administration. The major is designed to prepare students for careers in local, state, or national governments, and in businesses and other organizations in the private sector which work closely with government. The major is sponsored jointly by the Political Science Department in the College of Letters and Sciences and the Management Department in the College of Business and Economics. The courses in the major are offered by these two departments and by several other departments in the two Colleges, providing broad interdisciplinary preparation for the student.

MAJOR

PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (BS)

MAJOR - 60 CREDITS

  1. ACTG 210-244, ECON 230-212, MGNT 250-211, PSYC 840-211
  2. MATH 760-231 OR PSYC 840-215
  3. MGNT 250-301, 250-480, PSCI 820-344, 820-320 AND 820-330
  4. PSCI 820-489
  5. SELECT 3 - 12 CRED FROM COURSE PSCI 820-493 IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER. A 2.25 COMBINED UW-W & TRANSFER GPA IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THE COURSE.
  6. IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER SELECT 0-9 CREDITS OF ELECTIVES IN LIBERAL ARTS OR BUSINESS COURSES
  7. IN CONSULTATION WITH AN ADVISER SELECT A 15 CREDIT CONCENTRATION FROM PUBLIC POLICY, GENERAL MANAGEMENT, PERSONNEL, POLICE AND CRIMINALJUSTICE ADMINISTRATION, PLANNING AND BUDGET ADMINISTRATION, URBAN AFFAIRS,AND LEGAL AFFAIRS; OR AN INDIVIDUALIZED PLAN.

WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 CREDITS

  1. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM B ED 220-353, ENGL 680-370, 680-372,
    PSCI 820-300 RLS
*General Studies Recommendations: 820-141 American Government and Politics, 230-211 Economic Principles, 760-143 Finite Math for Business and Social Sciences or 760-152 Elementary Functions.

Overall G.P.A. of 2.25 or higher is required to take 820-493 and to graduate. No more than 3 Economics and 10 Business courses may be taken. Courses applied toward General Studies cannot be used for major or liberal arts requirements. A minor is not required.

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