Department of Political Science
The University of Houston
447 Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3011
Tel: (713) 743-3890
Fax: (713) 743-3927

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements

Majors must meet the general baccalaureate requirements and complete a minimum of 30 semester hours in political science, in addition to the state-mandated courses in American government, POLS 1336 and 1337 or equivalents. At least 24 semester hours of the total required must be at the 3000 level or above, and of these advanced hours, at least 15 semester hours must be taken in residence.

Advanced hours should be taken as soon as possible after completing POLS 1336 and 1337, and must include POLS 3310; three hours from POLS 3311, 3313, 3315; three hours from POLS 3314, 3318, 3319; three hours from POLS 3311, 3312, 3313, 3314, 3315, 3316, 3318, or 3319. No more than six total semester hours of grades of D in political science will be applied toward degree requirements in the major. No more than six semester hours of special problems courses and/or internships may be used to satisfy any major requirements in political science.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum cumulative grade point average in courses attempted in the major at the university. Students are encouraged to distribute course work in political science over several of the following areas: American politics, comparative politics, international politics, public administration, public law, political theory, and methodology.

Minor Requirements

For additional Information, write or call:

Department of Political Science
Attn: Undergraduate Advisor
University of Houston
Houston, TX, 77204-3474
Tel: (713) 743-3890