Requirements for a Major in Government

Unofficial Degree Plan: Bachelor of Arts in Government Major

39 semester hours in Government as follows:
Requirements for a Major in Government

Required Courses

To be Earned

GOVT 1315 American Politics

GOVT 1316 State and Local Politics

GOVT 2305 Introduction to Political Studies

GOVT 2310 Comparative Politics

GOVT 2320 International Relations

SOCI 3381 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

OR

MATH 2303 Intro to Probability & Statistics

GOVT 2325 Social Science Research Methods

18 semester hours selected from courses listed under one of the following areas of concentration (A - American Politics, B* - International Relations / Comparative Politics). All 18 hours must be completed within one area of concentration.

* Students who elect the International Relations/Comparative track must take at least 3 courses designated as Comparative Politics courses and 3 designated as International Relations courses. For designations, see the listing below.

A. American Politics

B. International Relations/Comparative Politics

GOVT 1391 Human Rights

Comparative Politics Courses

GOVT 2350 Environmental Politics

GOVT 1391 Human Rights

GOVT 2342 Law & Social Justice in Movies & Novels

GOVT 2350 Environmental Politics

GOVT 2392 U.S. Legal System

GOVT 3350 European Politics

GOVT 3300 U.S. Congress

GOVT 3351 Politics of Asia

GOVT 3305 U.S. Presidency

GOVT 3352 Politics of the Middle East

GOVT 3353 Texas Legislative Process

GOVT 3371 Political Theory

GOVT 3371 Political Theory

GOVT 4335 Political Parties and Elections

GOVT 3375 Moot Court

GOVT 4355 Politics of Developing Areas

GOVT 4315 Constitutional Law and Politics I

GOVT 4356 Latin American and Caribbean Politics

GOVT 4316 Constitutional Law and Politics II

GOVT 4387 Topics in Comparative Politics

GOVT 4317 Public Policy

International Relations Courses

GOVT 4321 United States Foreign Policy

GOVT 2375 International Organizations

GOVT 4325 Political Behavior

GOVT 2376 Model Organization of American States

COMM 4332 Law and the Media

GOVT 3356 Terrorism and Conflict in the International Arena

GOVT 4335 Political Parties and Elections

GOVT 3376 Model United Nations

GOVT 4365 Political Economy

BINT 4310 International Economics

GOVT 4385 Topics in American Politics

BLAW 4320 International Business Law

GOVT 4321 United States Foreign Policy

GOVT 4322 National Security Policy

GOVT 4323 Politics of Coffee and Sugar

GOVT 4330 International Law

GOVT 4363 Political Globalization

GOVT 4365 Political Economy

GOVT 4387 Topics in International Relations

Minor Requirements

Government majors are required to have a minor or concentration in any other discipline. With the approval of their academic advisor, students may construct an individualized interdisciplinary concentration.

Requirements for a Minor in Government

Unofficial Degree Plan: Minor in Government

21 semester hours in Government as follows:

Requirements for a Minor in Government

REQUIRED COURSES

To Be Earned

GOVT 1315 American Politics

GOVT 1316 State and Local Politics

GOVT 2305 Intro to Political Studies

GOVT 2310 Comparative Politics 

OR

GOVT 2320 International Relations

9 semester hours from the GOVT courses listed below, 6 of which must be upper division. Internships do not meet requirements for the minor.

GOVT 1391 Human Rights

GOVT 4317 Public Policy

GOVT 2342 Law and Social Justice in Movies and Novels

BLAW 4320 International Business Law

GOVT 2350 Environmental Politics

GOVT 4321 United States Foreign Policy

GOVT 2375 International Organizations

GOVT 4322 National Security Policy

GOVT 2376 Model Organization of American States

GOVT 4323 Politics of Coffee and Sugar

GOVT 2392 U.S. Legal System

GOVT 4325 Political Behavior

GOVT 3300 U.S. Congress

GOVT 4330 International Law

GOVT 3305 U.S. Presidency

COMM 4332 Law and the Media

GOVT 3350 European Politics

GOVT 4335 Political Parties and Elections

GOVT 3351 Asian Politics

GOVT 4355 Politics of Developing Areas

GOVT 3352 Politics of the Middle East

GOVT 4356 Latin American and Caribbean Politics

GOVT 3353 Texas Legislative Process

GOVT 4363 Political Globalization

GOVT 3356 Terrorism and Conflict in the International Arena

GOVT 3371 Political Theory

GOVT 4365 Political Economy

GOVT 4385 Topics in American Politics

GOVT 3375 Moot Court

GOVT 3376 Model United Nations

BINT 4310 International Economics

GOVT 4387 Topics in Comparative Politics

GOVT 4315 Constitutional Law and Politics I

GOVT 4316 Constitutional Law and Politics II

GOVT 4387 Topics in International Relations

Requirements for a concentration in Pre-Law

Unofficial Degree Plan: Pre-Law Concentration (Minor)

24 semester hours as follows:

Requirements for a concentration in Pre-Law

Required Courses From The Core Curriculum (15 hours)

To Be Earned

GOVT 1315 American Politics

GOVT 2392 U.S. Legal System

PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 3312 Logic

ENGL upper level Rhetoric course

3 hours from the following courses:

GOVT 1391 Human Rights

GOVT 2342 Law and Social Justice in Movies and Novels

GOVT 2375 International Organizations

GOVT 3375 Moot Court

GOVT 4315 Constitutional Law I

GOVT 4316 Constitutional Law II

GOVT 4330 International Law

6 hours from the following list:

BLAW 3317 Business Law

BLAW 4320 International Business Law

BLAW 4340 Labor and Employment Law

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

ENGL upper level Literature course

PHIL 3332 Ethics

PHIL 3385 Justice

SPCH 1311 Public Speaking

Students are also encouraged to take a law-related course as an elective. BLAW 3318 is recommended.