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POLS 498 Honors Thesis

POLS 498.  Honors Thesis.  3-6 Credits.   S   

Political science majors who in their senior year who wish to become candidates for graduation with honors in political science must enroll in and successfully complete six hours of honors thesis work. Consent of the department is required and candidate must have minimum grade point averages of 3.5 in political science courses and 3.25 in all courses, in both in-residence and combined work.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Political Science

Because political science advances our understanding of politics, power, governance, and public policy in the United States and across the globe.  In the broadest sense, political science is the study of governments and governmental procedures.  Political Science is as old as civilization, because people always have been interested in their government and in their leaders.  But political science as it is thought today, as one of the social sciences, is a comparatively new discipline.  It developed in the United States during the last century as political scientists developed an ability to make increasingly scientific observations of government.  Political scientists are concerned with origins and sources of governmental organizations, their growth, and their decline, as well as with the processes and structure of government.  Ask yourself, Am I interested in public affairs?  Am I a good analytical and critical thinker?  Am I curious about the world and it's workings?  Do I communicate well orally and in writing?  Do I want to be a knowledgeable citizen?  Am I interested in the relationship between government and the people?  Am I curious about how decisions and made and how conflicts are resolved?  

BGS in Political Science

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Political Science. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website .

BA in Political Science

...POLS 493 , POLS 494 , POLS 495 , POLS 496 , POLS 497 , or POLS 498 . 4 POLS...

Bachelor of Arts in Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies

...Option: POLS 306 Political Science Methods of Inquiry POLS 493 Directed Readings or POLS 498...

Minor in Human Sexuality Roman Culture WGSS/POLS 517 Policing the...Topic in: _____ WGSS 498 Independent Study ENGL...