Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2011-2012

Political Science

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

The Faculty:

Richard Bennett, Associate Professor and Director of International Programs

Albert Churella, Associate Professor

J. LaJuana Cochrane, Associate Professor and Psychology Coordinator

Jamye Hickman, Assistant Professor

Marianne Holdzkom, Assistant Professor

Julie Newell, Professor and Chair of Department

Thomas J. Nisley, Assistant Professor

Bernice Nuhfer-Halten, Professor and Language Coordinator

Thomas E. Rotnem, Professor, International Studies Coordinator, and Political Science Coordinator

William Skutans, Lecturer

Roger Soiset, Lecturer

Carl Snook, Assistant Professor

Mark D. Vickrey, Senior Lecturer

The Political Science program is part of the Department of Social and International Studies, in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern Polytechnic State University. By offering a Political Science degree, SPSU seeks to produce graduates who have a higher degree of technical and statistical expertise than those found in customary political science programs elsewhere and also have hands-on experience in applied research.

Political Science degree will prepare graduates for employment in:


Graduate study


International business


Public policy

The non-profit sector

Students pursuing this degree must complete:

The Core Curriculum


Required Upper Division Core in Political Science


Directed International Electives


Free Electives


Any courses taken to satisfy degree program requirements in Political Science Required Upper Division Core and the student's Directed International Electives must be passed with a grade of "C" or better.

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