Undergraduate Programs | Department of History & Political Science | Mississippi College
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Requirement Class Name Hours
University Core   55
Political Science   18
PLS 201 American National Government 3
PLS 202 State & Local Government 3
PLS 320 State & Local government 3
PLS 419 International Relations 3
PLS 450 History of Political Theory (Ancient, Medieval & Modern) 3
PLS 499 Capstone in Political Science 3
Electives

Choose 15 hours of 300-400 level courses from the remaining Political Science courses or History courses carrying Political Science credit, or from other closely related fields with the approval of the major professor.

15
Communication Course Choose one of the following: 3
COM 202 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 203 Professional Communication Skills 3
COM 304 Public Speaking 3
General Electives Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor. --
Total Hours   130

Note: Students must take the major field examination approved by the department for this degree program during the final semester before graduation.

Requirement Class Name Hours
University Core   43
Political Science   18
PLS 201 American National Government 3
PLS 202 State & Local Government 3
PLS 320 Comparative Governments 3
     
PLS 407 American Constitutional Development I 3
or    
PLS 408 American Constitutional Development II 3
     
PLS 419 International Relations 3
PLS 499 Capstone in Political Science 3
Related Electives Choose fifteen (15) hours from the remainder of the Political Science offerings or from those History offerings carrying Political Science credit. 15
Communication Course Choose one of the following: 3
COM 202 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 203 Professional Communication Skills 3
COM 304 Public Speaking 3
Minor Requirements A typical minor consists of 18 semester hours; however, some department minors may vary in terms of required semester hours.  The minor should be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor. 18
General Electives Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor. --
Total Hours   130

Note: Students must take the major field examination approved by the department for this degree program during the final semester before graduation.

Requirement Class Name Hours
University Core   46
Political Science   33
PLS 201 American National Government 3
PLS 202 State & Local Government 3
PLS 320 Comparative Governments 3
PLS 407 American Constitutional Development I 3
PLS 408 American Constitutional Development II 3
PLS 499 Capstone in Political Science 3
Political Science Electives

Take 15 additional hours in upper-level PLS courses. Note: PLE 325 - Legal Research and Bibliography may not be selected. Students are encouraged to take at least one class that includes a non-Western component, such as PLS 422 - Politics of Developing Nations, PLS 320 - Comparative Governments, or an appropriate selected topics course that may be offered periodically.

15
Related Courses   12
PLE 201 Introduction to Law 3
PLE 325 Legal Research & Bibliography 3
PLE 335 Legal Writing 3
PLE 350 Critical Thinking & the Law 3
Related Electives Choose three courses from the following: 9
AJU 310 Judicial Process 3
AJU 403 Criminal Law 3
PLE 300 Civil Litigation I 3
PLE 301 Civil Litigation II 3
PLE 400 Law Office Management 3
Suggested General Electives Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation.  
AJU 400 Police Rights & Responsibilities 3
PHI 309 Christian Ethics 3
COM 304 Public Speaking 3
COM 305 Argumentation 3
SOC 209 Contemporary Social Problems 3
SOC 332 Law, Crime & Social Control 3
     
ECO131 The American Economic System  
or    
ECO 231 Economic Principles I (if student has not taken economics as part of his/her social science core component) 3
Total Hours   130

The Three-Three program offers qualified incoming freshmen the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and law degrees in six years rather than seven. Students choosing this option may earn an undergraduate degree in any of the academic programs noted immediately above. To be admitted to and remain in this program, students must score 26 or higher on their ACT and maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA. Acceptance into the 3/3 Program does not guarantee acceptance to Mississippi College School of Law.

Requirement Class Name Hours
University Core   46
Political Science Core    
PLS 201 * American National Government 3
PLS 202 State & Local Government 3
PLS 407 American Constitutional Development I 3
PLS 408 American Constitutional Development II 3
PLS 499 Capstone in Political Science 3
PHI 211 Introduction to Logic 3
PLE 201 Introduction to Law 3
PLE 202 Mississippi Legal Systems 3
PLE 300 Civil Litigation I 3
PLE 301 Civil Litigation II 3
PLE 325 Legal Research & Bibliography 3
PLE 350 Critical Thinking & the Law 3
PLE 335 Legal Writing 3
PLE 400 Law Office Management 3
Advanced PLS Courses   15
Law School Coursework   30
Total Hours   130

* PLS 201 - American National Government is a core course recorded in the 49 hour core requirement list