-Any POLS course not required above may serve as an elective, with a maximum of six internship hours permitted. Students can take 6 credits of internship and should consider the following: 1) two internships (3 cr. hrs each) must be significantly different internships and 2) only 3 credits count toward the major. The other 3 count toward the degree.
Political Science/Criminal Justice Double Major
Students double-majoring in Criminal Justice and Political Science take either CJUS 205 or POLS 205 (but not both) and either CJUS 489 or POLS 489 (but not both), for a combined major totaling 60 credit hours.
Students must have a CGPA of 2.6 to co-register for EDFN 338 and SEED 296 and to be admitted to Teacher Education. Beginning Summer 2015, students must have a CGPA of 2.7 to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.
Four-Year Program Guides and Costs
USD encourages students to take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits within the year in order to graduate in 4 years. To help students complete their academic degree program in four years, we provide a sample academic plan. Please work with your academic advisor to confirm your plan.