Political Science: General Political Science, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Political Science, General Political Science concentration


department page:

department website: https://www.pol.illinois.edu

department faculty: Political Science Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: pol@illinois.edu


See the Political Science Distinction page for departmental distinction information.


for the degree of Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Political Science, General Political Science concentration


See the Political Science Distinction page for departmental distinction information.


Political Science Core Requirements

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


Minimum required major and supporting course work: Normally equates to 70 hours. Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.


Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.


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