The Political Science Major (BA)

Professors: Bradley Gitz and Scott Roulier
Associate Professor: Jaeyun Sung

Political science is the study of political systems and the ideas that bring them into being, transform them, and sustain them. Students in the political science program at Lyon examine such enduring concepts as freedom, justice, equality, order, and power; explore the practical and ethical dimensions of contemporary issues, and compare political systems throughout the world. The study of political science provides students with a deeper understanding of the nature and responsibilities of citizenship and builds a strong foundation for a range of careers and professions, including public service.

 

NOTE

* Students may use POL 105 and ECO 101 to satisfy core requirements. 

NOTE: To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from Lyon College,
students must successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours comprised of
our required Core curriculum (44-48 hours), the requirements of at least one major (credit
hours vary per major), and a selection of our Liberal Arts electives. They must also earn at
least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average for all work taken at Lyon College and a 2.00
cumulative grade point average in their major, minor, and concentration.

Summary of Requirements for a Major in Political Science

Item #
Title
Credits
POL Elective  +
3
POL Elective  +
3
POL Elective  +
3
POL Elective  +
3
POL Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
36

CORE CURRICULUM

Item #
Title
Credits
Core Curriculum Requirements  +
44 - 48
Sub-Total Credits
44-48
Total credits:
80-84

Overview

Program