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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Political Science

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First- and Second-Year Preparation

Students should apply for admission during semester in which major admission criteria will be completed, normally no later than 60 hours, or for transfer students, during the initial term at KU. Application to this major after completion of 60 hours, or the initial KU term for a transfer student, will likely delay graduation.

Courses Required


  • Introduction to U.S. Politics. Satisfied by POLS 110 or 111.
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics. Satisfied by POLS 150 or 151.
  • Introduction to International Politics. Satisfied by POLS 170 or 171.


Admission GPA 


  • Satisfied by a minimum 2.3 GPA in required admission courses designated above. 
  • University Course Repeat Policy will apply.


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