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Program at a Glance

Program
Bachelor
College(s)
College of Sciences
Department(s)
Pol, Scty & Intl Afrs, Schl of
$212.28 per credit hour
$748.89 per credit hour

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Political Science (B.A.) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog
  • Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in this major without prior school approval
  • Students should consult with a school advisor
  • The School Residency Requirement consists of at least 21 semester hours of regularly scheduled courses taken from the UCF School of Politics, Security, and Intl Affairs
  • All prerequisites of courses taught within the College of Sciences will be enforced.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

Double major/dual degree policy in Political Science programs and minors

  1. Students who double major/degree in any Political Science track and International and Global Studies shall not count more than two courses toward both programs, except the following:
    • POS 2041 - American National Government Credit Hours: 3
    • POS 3703 - Scope and Methods of Political Science Credit Hours: 3
  2. Students who major in International and Global Studies, and minor in Political Science, shall not count more than one course toward both programs, except the following;
    • POS 2041 - American National Government Credit Hours: 3
  3. Students who major in any Political Science track, and minor in International and Global Studies, shall not count more than one course toward both programs.
  4. Students who double minor in Political Science and International and Global Studies shall not count more than one course toward both programs.
  5. The myKnight Audit cannot capture overlapping courses between two or more programs; therefore, students should have their program reviewed by the School before filing for graduation.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Fall
May 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
July 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
March 1
Spring
September 1
Summer
January 1

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • City Planning Aide
  • Economic Research Assistant
  • Economist Research Assistant
  • Government Affairs Specialist
  • Government Professor
  • High School Biology Teacher
  • High School French Teacher
  • High School History Teacher
  • High School Music Director
  • High School Teacher
  • Historian Research Assistant
  • Local Governance and Citizen Participation Specialist
  • Political Consultant
  • Political Research Scientist
  • Political Researcher
  • Political Science Research Assistant
  • Political Theory Professor
  • Psychologist Research Assistant
  • Public Policy Professor
  • Sociology Research Assistant
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