Political Science, B.A.L.A.S.

General Political Science Concentration

E-mail: mailto:pol@illinois.edu

See the Political Science Distinction page for departmental distinction information.

Political Science Core Requirements

Summary of Degree Requirements

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours. Minimum required major and supporting course work equates to 50 hours including 30 hours of Political Science courses. The supporting coursework requirement may be met by a second major or minor. 

Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your advisor. The plan will consist of the selection of a concentration and 12 hours of supporting coursework approved by an advisor.

See the Political Science Major page for additional requirements and departmental distinction information.

General Political Science Coursework

PS 100Intro to Political Science3
Select 6 hours from any additional 100- or 200-level Political Science courses6
Select 6 hours from any 300- or 400-level Political Science courses 16
Students will select a second major, or a minor, or a set of courses of at least 12 hours of thematically-related coursework outside political science, developed in conjunction with an academic advisor.12
Total Hours27

General Political Science Concentration Requirements

Select any additional 100- or 200-level Political Science courses3
Select any 300- or 400-level Political Science courses9
Select Political Science courses at any level6
Total Hours18