Political Science


Overview & Academics

Critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and communication skills will be developed in the Political Science Program. Graduates of the Program will understand the complexities of the American government and politics and will be prepared for service in the public or private sector.

Department Contact

Young Hun Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Pennsylvania State University
ykim@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5118

Department Contact

Career Options

Major Requirements
Core requirements POL 112, 200, 300, 301, 302, 308, and MAT 213. Choose from POL 211, 310, 311, or 408 (government studies); POL 410, JUS 206, or JUS 293 (courts); POL 201 or 313 (international politics); and POL 400 or 401 (political theory/ideology).

Minor Requirements
POL 112, 302, 311, and 408. Choose six semester hours from POL 410, 495; HIS 210, 225, 228, 3067, 314, 316, 405, 410; ECO 312.

Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
POL 112 American Political System 3
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
ENG 112 Writing II 3
POL 200 Introduction to Political Science 3
MAT 213 Elementary Statistics 3
Elective 3
Elective 2
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits
POL 211, 310, 311, or 408 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Lab Requirement 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits

POL 308 Social Research Methods 3
Ethics Requirement 3
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 2
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits

POL 300 The United States Congress 3
POL 201 or 313 3
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits

POL 301 The Federal Courts 3
POL 410, JUS 206, or JUS 293 3
REL 101or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits

POL 400 or 401 3
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits

POL 302 The American Presidency 3
International Studies Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15