SUNY Oneonta

Dept. of Political Science
SUNY College at Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Schumacher Hall 10

 

 
 

Degree Requirements

 

  Political Science International Studies International Development Studies
Degrees Awarded
B.A. or B.S
B.A.
B.A. or B.S.
Total Semester Hours (s.h.) Required
33 s.h.
33-36 s.h.
42 s.h.

A.Foreign Study
and/or
B.Internship Requirement

Internships may count up to 9 s.h.

A. Foreign Study for one semester/summer (min 6 s.h)
OR
B. Internship with an international affairs aspect of the US or in foreign country (min 6 s.h.)

Up to 6 s.h.'s can be from approved Internship or Foreign Study

Foreign Language Requirement
None
Proficiency equivalent to four college semesters in language other than English
FL Requirement cannot be tested out of; however, may test into higher level FL. Must take all 6 or 9 FL credits in same language, unless completed 3 s.h at 300 level for one FL and wishes to study new language.
Overlap Within Major      
Advisement
Students should meet with an advisor within Political Science for assistance.

Students should meet with an advisor within Political Science for assistance.

Students should meet with an advisor within Political Science for assistance.

 

Major in International Studies
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Special Programs: Internships

The Political Science Department participates in high quality Public Affairs Internships which enable students to elaborate upon and apply campus-based learning, while exploring potential careers. Full-time, internships are available with New York State government in Albany via the Assembly and the Senate. The College at Oneonta cosponsors the latter. Washington, D.C. based internships in all branches of the Federal government are available via Oneonta’s participation in SUNY Brockport’s Washington Semester Program. In addition to professional level governmental experience, interns complete an academic component (seminar, readings, journal, research paper, etc.). Albany-based interns are paid a stipend. Students in all academic majors are encouraged to participate, provided they meet both College and program eligibility requirements. Fifteen credits may be earned through Political Science 397. Additionally, limited opportunities exist for part-time governmental internships in the Oneonta area. Contact Dr. Brett Heindl, Political Science.

To view Political Science course descriptions, view the College Catalog.

 

Major in International Development Studies
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Political Science Major Requirements
Required courses:

POLS 121

3 s.h.

POLS 171

3 s.h.

POLS 200

3 s.h.

3 s.h. in each of the following fields:

Political Theory
American Government & Politics
Comparative Government
International Relations

 

300-level Capstone experience

3 s.h.

200 and/or 300 level electives
in Political Science

9.sh.

Total:

33 s.h.

Notes: 1) Internships (POLS 397) may count as a maxiumum of 6 s.h. toward completion of the major. 2) Students are strongly encouraged to take STAT 101 to fulfill their M2 General Education requirement.

Political Science Minor Requirements
Required courses:

POLS 121

3 s.h.

POLS 171

3 s.h.

One course in each of at least two subfields

6 s.h.

Selections from advanced Political Science courses

6 s.h.

Total:

18 s.h.

Note: Internships (POLS 397) may count as a maxiumum of 3 s.h. toward completion of the minor.