The 2+3 Combined B.A./M.A. program in Political Science provides an opportunity for students of recognized academic ability and educational maturity to complete the requirements for both degrees in 5 years of fulltime study.

The combined program requires a minimum of 140 credit hours of which at least 33 must be at the graduate level in political science. In qualifying for the B.A., students must meet all University and College requirements. Students in the combined 2+3 who successfully complete the requirements for the M.A. degree will be awarded a BA degree simultaneously upon completion of at least 107 hours of undergraduate credit.

Student should apply to the Department for admission to the 2+3 combined degree program in Political Science during the semester they will complete 60 undergraduate credit hours. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and three letters of recommendation from faculty are required. Students will be admitted to the 2+3 program under provisional status until they have completed 30 hours in that program with a grade point of 3.0 or higher. After completion of the provisional period, with the recommendation of the Graduate Director, students can be granted full admission into the 2+3 program.

Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher throughout the combined program. Students who officially withdraw from the 2+3 combined degree program, who have successfully completed all the regular requirements for the B.A. degree (120 hours) will be awarded

Undergraduate Requirements for Student in the 2+3 Program
The following must be completed prior to enrolling in the 2+3 program
PS 1100: Introduction to American Politics
PS 1500: Introduction to Comparative Politics
PS 2000: Political Analysis
After being admitted, students must complete a combination of the following classes at the Graduate level
Course Hours
PS 6410: Introduction to Public Policy research 3
Select three of the following: 9
PS 6420: Prosiminar In Public Law
PS 6430: Prosiminar In American Politics
PS 6440: Prosiminar InPublic Policy Administration
PS 6450: Prosiminar In Compariative Politics
PS 6470: Prosiminar In Urban Politics
PS 6480: Prosiminar In International Relations
Select five additional graduate Political Science classes.1 15
Select Exit Project or Internship or Thesis 6
Total Hours 33
Students should select an emphasis in American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Process and Behavior, Public Administration and Public Policy, or Urban and Regional Politics.