Political Science Major, Four-Year Plan

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. The following is only an example and represents a possible course sequence for first-year students entering UW-Platteville in the fall term.  A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (emphasis, second major, minor, etc.), placement scores, and incoming credits (transfer, AP, etc.).  Students should consult their program advisor(s) to ensure that they have the most accurate and up-to-date information available about a particular four-year degree option.

This sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan.  Some courses may not be offered every term.  All courses may not be available at all campuses and/or in all formats.

Students should use the Academic Advisement Report (AAR) in PASS and work closely with their advisor(s) to ensure completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

Year 1
First SemesterCredits
ENGLISH 11303
MATH 12 (unless math placement is higher)3
POLISCI 11303
General Education, Minor, or Elective Courses6
 15
Total Credits: 15
Year 1
Second SemesterCredits
ENGLISH 12303
POLISCI 12303
POLISCI 23603
General Education, Minor, or Elective Courses6
 15
Total Credits: 15
Year 2
First SemesterCredits
MATH 18303
POLISCI 24303
Political Science Elective3
General Education, Minor, or Elective Courses6
 15
Total Credits: 15
Year 2
Second SemesterCredits
POLISCI 34403
Political Science Elective3
General Education, Minor, or Elective Courses9
 15
Total Credits: 15
Year 3
First SemesterCredits
PHLSPHY 3040 or 36303
Political Science Elective3
General Education, Minor, or Elective Courses9
 15
Total Credits: 15
Year 3
Second SemesterCredits
Political Science Elective3
General Education, Minor, or Elective Courses12
 15
Total Credits: 15
Year 4
First SemesterCredits
Political Science Electives6
General Education, Minor, or Elective Courses9
 15
Total Credits: 15
Year 4
Second SemesterCredits
Poltical Science Elective3
General Education, Minor, or Elective Courses12
 15
Total Credits: 15