Political Science BA / Science, Technology & Society MS

Major: Accelerated BA in Political Science and MS in Science, Technology & Society
Degrees Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA) & Master of Science (MS
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 225.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 45.1001
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 19-3094

About the Program

Drexel University permits undergraduate students to apply for graduate programs while completing their undergraduate programs, allowing students to complete their master's degrees in a shorter amount of time.

The accelerated-degree program provides an opportunity to simultaneously earn both a BA degree in Political Science and an MS degree in Science, Technology & Society (two diplomas are awarded) in five years.

Students entering the program must:

  • have and maintain a minimum of 3.0 grade point average throughout the program
  • have no fewer than 90.0 earned credits
  • have no more than 120.0  registered credits

The Department of Politics would especially like to encourage its own majors to consider the accelerated degree program in Science, Technology & Society. If you are currently enrolled in a 4+1 (4COP Accelerated Program) degree program, you are required to fill out the Accelerated Degree Level Conversion Form. After obtaining all the required signatures, please direct the form to the Assistant Director for Graduate Studies Office, Randell 240.

For more information about the accelerated BA/MS program, contact:
STS Program Director
Macalister Hall, 3025
215.895.2463

Sample Plan of Study

225.0 minimum credits

Term 1Credits
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
PSCI 110American Government4.0
PSCI 150International Politics4.0
Foreign language course 4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
PSCI 120History of Political Thought4.0
PSCI 131 [WI] Research Design for Political Science4.0
Foreign language course 4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 3
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
PSCI 140Comparative Politics I4.0
Foreign language course (must complete through level 201)3.0
Diversity Studies elective3.0
Social Science elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
PSCI 232Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science4.0
Choose one PSCI intermediate course4.0
Mathematics course3.0
Diversity Studies elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
PSCI 231Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research in Political Science4.0
Choose one PSCI intermediate course4.0
Social science elective3.0
Mathematics course3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 6
Choose one PSCI intermediate course4.0
Political Science elective4.0
Science course3.0
Humanities/fine arts elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 7
Political Science elective4.0
Science course3.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 8
Choose one PSCI intermediate course4.0
Political Science elective4.0
Humanities/fine arts elective3.0
Social science elective3.0
SCTS 501Introduction to Science, Technology and Society3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
SCTS 502Research Methods3.0
SCTS Ethics Values, Identities, & Culture course3.0
Social science elective3.0
Political Science elective4.0
Humanities/fine arts elective3.0
Science course3.0
 Term Credits19.0
Term 10
UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
SCTS 503Advanced Research Methods3.0
SCTS Ethics Values, Identities, & Culture course3.0
Political Science elective4.0
Social Science elective3.0
Humanities/fine arts elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 11
SCTS 504Science, Technology & Society Theories3.0
SCTS graduate elective3.0
International studies elective 3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 12
Political Science elective4.0
International studies elective3.0
SCTS Science and Technology Policy course3.0
Science, Technology, & Society Lab3.0
SCTS elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 13
Political Science electives8.0
Free elective3.0
SCTS Electives6.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 14
Free Electives6.0
SCTS electives9.0
 Term Credits15.0
Total Credit: 225.0
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