Political Science, B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2020-2021

First Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Math & Quantitative Reasoning
Pathways Required Core
3 Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3
U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3
POLS 1001 or 1002 or 1003 or 1004 or 1005 or 1006 or 1007
Major
3 POLS 3000-level or higher course*
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
POLS 3012W or 3190W or 3191W or 3290W or 3390W or 3391W or 3392W or 3393W or 3490W or 3491W
Major
4 POLS 3000-level or higher course*
Major
3
POLS 3000-level or higher course*
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
POLS 3014W or 3423
Major
4 POLS 3000-level or higher course*
Major
3
POLS 3000-level or higher course*
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 12 credits Credits
POLS 4000W: Capstone Senior Seminar
Major
4 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3    

Degree Details

42 Pathways Credits

30 Major Credits

48 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a second major, or a minor, towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Political Science
3401 James Hall
Ken Estey
kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.

*Students must complete five POLS 3000-level or higher elective courses. However, only one course from POLS 5001 or POLS 5002 may be included. Only one POLS course numbered 3603-3651 may be included, with the exception of 3650.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Political Science
3401 James Hall
Ken Estey
kestey@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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