Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Government and World Affairs with a Concentration in American Government

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

GWA 100Introduction to Government and World Affairs

4

or

GWA 200American Government

4

or

GWA 201World Affairs

4

and

MAT 155Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts

4

or

MAT 160College Algebra

4

and

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:13

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

GWA 100Introduction to Government and World Affairs

4

or

GWA 200American Government

4

or

GWA 201World Affairs

4

and

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

FYW 102Writing & Research

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

GWA 100Introduction to Government and World Affairs

4

or

GWA 200American Government

4

or

GWA 201World Affairs

4

and

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

GWA 270Research Methods for Government and World Affairs

4

or

GWA 200 levelAmerican Government Elective

4

and

GWA 200 or 300 levelAmerican Government Elective

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

GWA 270Research Methods for Government and World Affairs

4

or

GWA 200 or 300 levelElective

4

and

GWA 200 or 300 levelAmerican Government Elective

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

General Elective (IG) (NW)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

GWA 200 or 300 levelAmerican Government Elective

4

GWA 300 levelAmerican Government Elective

4

or

GWA 400 levelAmerican Government Elective

4

General Elective (IG) (NW)

4

General Elective (NW)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

GWA 200 or 300 levelAmerican Government Elective

4

GWA 300 levelAmerican Government Elective

4

or

GWA 400 levelAmerican Government Elective

4

General Elective (IG) (NW)

4

General Elective (NW)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

GWA 300 levelAmerican Government Elective

4

or

GWA 400 levelAmerican Government Elective

4

GWA 300 levelAmerican Government Elective

4

or

GWA 400 levelAmerican Government Elective

4

General Elective

8

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 124