2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Political Science: Concentration in Law and Justice [POL/LAJU]

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Political Science Department 
Robert Spitzer, chair
Old Main, Room 207
(607) 753-4105

Political science majors concentrating in law and justice are expected to complete a core curriculum covering the basics of U.S. and world politics, research techniques and political theory. In addition, students are expected to explore the legal and political dimensions of American government through upper division course work. Finally, all students must complete a capstone course either through a seminar or internship experience.

Career Potential

  • Attorney
  • Law enforcement
  • Judge
  • Representative — federal, state or local

A. Required Courses (political science base): 12 credit hours

B. Core in Law and Justice: 15 credit hours

Required core courses: Six credit hours

Select nine credit hours from the following:

C. Political Science (POL) Elective Courses: Nine credit hours

Note: Any course taken from Group B above the 15 credit hour requirement for that group, may be applied to Group C.

D. Capstone Experience Requirement

See capstone courses listed above as noted, or select one from the following:

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120

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