B.A. in Political Science - Peace Studies

St. Mary's University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Speech3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Mathematics3
Select one of the following:
Mathematical Logic for the Humanities
Mathematical Topics in the Social Sciences
College Algebra (Recommended)
Finite Mathematics
Precalculus
Business Statistics
Calculus I
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Select one of the following:
Any HS course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
General Psychology
Human Factors
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Science3
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
Chem Concepts & Applications
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Geology
Geology of Earth Resources
Geology of Energy Resources
Intro. Environmental Science
Physics Concepts & Application
Modern Astronomy
General Physics I
General Physics II
Theology3
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts3
Select one course from AR, DM, or MU
Literature3
Select any EN 23XX literature course
Political Science Major Courses
PO 1311American National Government3
PO 1314Introduction to Global Affairs3
PO 2310Political Research Methodology3
PO 2311Applied Research Methods3
PO 3361International Relations Theory3
PO 5301Senior Seminar in Political Science3
American Politics & Political Behavior3
Select one of the following:
Topics in American, State or Local Politics
The Nat'l Executive
The Legislative Process
Amer Political Parties&Interes
PO 3304
Topics in Political Behavior
PO 3311
US Latino Politics
Ethnicity, Race, and Class
Religion and Politics
Pol Comm, Media & Elections
Gender Politics
American Thought and Culture
Public Administration and Public Law3
Select one of the following:
Topics in Public Policy
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Urban Politics
The Post Modern City
Intro to Organizational Leader
Topics in Law
Judicial Politics & Law
Business, Government & Public
Institutional Powers, Fundamental Rights & Law
Civil Rights, Civil Liberties & Law
Political Theory3
Select one of the following:
Topics in Political Thought
Classical Political Thought
Early Modern Political Thought
20th Century Political Thought
American Political Thought
Comparative/International Politics9
Select one of the following:
Topics in Intl/Comp Politics
Causes of War
Conflict Resolution Theory
Sustainable Human Development
Ethics in International Relations
Identity Religion and International Conflict
International Political Economy
Electives
An elective can be any course taken from any discipline.24
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing PO 2310 and PO 2311.
Total Semester Hours120
1

All St. Mary's Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses. "Reflection" courss can be taken in any order followed by "Practice" courses in any order.

2

Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN1313 to fulfill this requirement.

3

PO 1314 may be substituted by permission of department chairperson

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 13XX3
SMC 13XX 3Foreign Language3
EN 13113Mathematics3
Foreign Language3Speech3
PO 13113PO 13143
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 23XX 3
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX3
Literature3History3
PO 23103PO 23113
PO 33613Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX 3SMC 23XX 3
Science3Fine Arts3
Advanced PO (Am/Admin/Theory/IR)3Advanced PO (Am/Admin/Theory/IR)3
Advanced PO (Am/Admin/Theory/IR)3Advanced PO (Am/Admin/Theory/IR)3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Theology3SMC 43013
PO 53013Advanced PO (Am/Admin/Theory/IR)3
Advanced PO (Am/Admin/Theory/IR)3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Total Semester Hours 120