BA in Political Science

Drexel Degree Name: B.A. in Political Science

Community College Degree Name: A.A in Political Science

Sample Plan of Study - First & Second Year at Rowan College at Burlington County

61 credits at RCBC transfers a maximum of 90 credits at Drexel

Please contact the Department of Politics for the most current Plan of Study.

First Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College
At Community College
ENGL 101 or 111 (RCBC=ENG 101 [3])3.0 ENGL 102
ENGL 103 (RCBC=ENG 102 [3])
MATH 107 (RCBC=MTH 107 [3])3.0 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (RCBC=Arts & Humanities Elective [3])3.0-4.0 
Social Science Elective (RCBC=Social Science [3])3.0-4.0 Free Elective (RCBC=CIS 101 or CIS 161 [3])3.0 
Modern Language (RCBC= Foreign Language 1 [3])4.0 PSCI 140 (RCBC=POL 103 [3])4.0 
PSCI 110 (RCBC=POL 101 [3])4.0 Social Science Elective (RCBC=Social Science [3])3.0-4.0 
 17-18  19-21 
Second Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College
At Community College
COM 230 (RCBC=SPE 102 [3])3.0 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (RCBC=Arts & Humanities [3])3.0-4.0 
Science Elective (RCBC=Natural Science [3-4])3.0-4.0 Science Elective (RCBC=Natural Science [3-4])3.0-4.0 
PSCI 220 or 120 (RCBC=POL Elective; POL 215 or 220 [3])4.0 PSCI 220 or 120 (RCBC=POL Elective; POL 215 or 220 [3])4.0 
Diversity Elective (RCBC=Diversity Course [3])3.0-4.0 Free Elective (RCBC=Elective [3])3.0-4.0 
Free Elective (RCBC=Technology [3])3.0-4.0 Excess Free Elective Credit (from semester to quarter conversion)16.0 
Free Elective (RCBC=Elective * Recommend MATH course [3])3.0-4.0   
 19-23  29-32 
Third Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
PSCI 1504.0PSCI 200-4994.0PSCI 1314.0 
PSCI 2604.0Modern Language4.0  
Foreign Language 34.0Diversity Elective3.0  
Social Science Elective3.0PSCI 1504.0  
COOP 1011.0PSCI 1204.0  
 17 23 4 0
Fourth Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
UNIV H2011.0PSCI 200-4994.0PSCI 200-4994.0 
PSCI 2314.0Social Science Elective3.0PSCI 200-4994.0 
PSCI 200-4994.0PSCI 200-4994.0PSCI 200-4994.0 
PSCI 200-4994.0PSCI 2324.0Free Elective3.0 
International Studies Elective 13.0Free Elective3.0Free Elective3.0 
 16 18 18 
Total Credits 180-190

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Transfer Credits

To receive transfer credits, the courses must be substantially equivalent to courses offered in the desired curriculum at Drexel and students must have completed the courses with a grade of C (C=2.0) or better. The transfer courses listed should be used as a general guide and might not be acceptable for every major at the University. Drexel University makes every effort to keep this guide current, but cannot guarantee that every course will be acceptable for transfer. The number of credits a student can transfer will be determined by the academic department once the student has been accepted into the program. 

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