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Political Science/Public Service Option

The political science major at North Dakota State University has a special public service option that provides students with the opportunity to concentrate their course work in nonteaching and nonlaw professional areas of study and enables them to prepare for private and public sector employment. The program provides students with a substantial background in the study of government, which comprises the fields of political behavior, political theory, international relations and the judiciary. Integrated within the curriculum of study is a nine-credit internship, which may be taken at various levels of government or with a major political party organization.

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The Program

The public service option offers a program in government administration for those who aspire to future employment in government agencies.

Internship Program

Students have secured internships with the North Dakota State Legislature, North Dakota state governor, U.S. representatives, U.S. senators, local governments and businesses.

The Faculty

Thomas Ambrosio, Professor, Ph.D.
      2000, University of Virginia
Nicholas Bauroth, Associate Professor, Ph.D.
      2003, Loyola University
Kjersten Nelson, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
      2009, University of Minnesota
Daniel Pemstein, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
      2010, University of Illinois at Urbabna-Champaign

Sample Curriculum


Credits
     
General Education Requirements
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    First Year Experience
1     UNIV 189 - Skills for Academic Success
    Communication
3     COMM 110 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3, 3     ENGL 110, 120 - College Composition I, II
3     English Upper Division Writing
    Quantitative Reasoning
3       STAT 330 - Introductory Statistics
10   Science & Technology
6   Humanities & Fine Arts
    Social & Behavioral Sciences
3     POLS 110 - Introduction to Political Science or
       POLS 115 - American Government
3     Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective
2   Wellness
-   Cultural Diversity
-   Global Perspective
40   Total
     
Credits   College/Department Requirements
______________________________________
3   Humanities Elective(s)
3   Social Science Elective
3   Fine Arts Elective(s)
9   Total
     
Credits   Pre-Political Science Requirements
_____________________________________________
3   POLS - 100 or 200 level course
3   POLS 110 - Introduction to Political Science or
       POLS 115 - American Government
3   POLS 220 - International Politics or
       POLS 225 - Comparative Politics
3   POLS 240 - Political Ideologies
12   Total
     
Credits   Major Requirements
_________________________________________________
3   POLS 215 - Problems and Policies in American
         Government  
4   POLS 325 - Applied Research Methods
3   POLS 420 - Political Behavior-Executive-Legislative
    Process 
3   POLS 422 - State and Local Politics
3   POLS 423 - Public Policy Analysis
3   POLS 430 - Constitutional Law-Civil Liberties or
       POLS 431 - Constitutional Law-Criminal Justice
3   POLS 442 - Global Policy Issues or
       POLS 444 - International Law or
         POLS 446 - Current Topics in International Law
3   POLS 450 - Politics of the Developing Countries or
       POLS 451 - Politics of the Industrialized Countries           
     or POLS 452 - Comparative Political Economy
3   POLS 489 - Senior Seminar
9   POLS 496 - Field Experience
15   Supplemental Vocational Electives
9   Additional Electives
61   Total
122   CURRICULUM TOTAL

Note: In addition to the listed requirements, students must have a qualifying minor or meet the foreign language requirement.

This sample curriculum is not intended to serve as a curriculum guide for current students, but rather an example of course offerings for prospective students. For the curriculum requirements in effect at the time of entrance into a program, consult with an academic advisor or with the Office of Registration and Records.

https://bulletin.ndsu.edu/undergraduate/programs/

Criminal Justice & Public Policy Bldg
Room 110

Criminal Justice & Public Policy Bldg is located at CJPP 110 (Campus Map)

Contact Information

Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science
North Dakota State University
Criminal Justice and Public Policy Building
Dept #2315, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Tel: (701) 231-8567 / Fax: (701) 231-5877
Web: www.ndsu.edu/cjps

Office of Admission
North Dakota State University
Ceres 114
Dept #5230, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Tel: (701) 231-8643 / Fax: (701) 231-8802
Email: NDSU.Admission@ndsu.edu
Web: www.ndsu.edu/admission/

 

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