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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


Jeffrey Bumgarner, Professor and Department Head, Ph.D.
     2000, University of Minnesota
Thomas Ambrosio, Professor, Ph.D.
     2000, University of Virginia
Nicholas Bauroth, Associate Professor, Ph.D.
     2003, Loyola University
Kjersten Nelson, Associate 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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Communication

3

       COMM 110 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

       ENGL 110 - College Composition I

3

       ENGL 120 - College Composition II

3

       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

39

TOTAL

Credits

College/Department Requirements

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3

Humanities Elective(s)

3

Social Science Elective

3

Fine Arts Elective(s)

9

TOTAL

Credits

Major Requirements

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3

POLS 220 - International Politics or

POLS 225 - Comparative Politics

3

POLS 240 - Political Ideologies

3

POLS 215 - Problems and Policies in American

      Government

4

POLS 325 - Applied Research Methods or

CJ 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 - International Criminal 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 Electives

9

Electives

67

TOTAL

122

Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate

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.

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Transferring Credits
View NDSU equivalencies of transfer courses at:

www.ndsu.edu/transfer/equivalencies

 

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
Putnam Hall
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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