Eric VanMiddendorp

Eric VanMiddendorp

"I chose Grand Valley primarily because of their co-op system. I like that by the time you graduate you have over a year of experience." - Eric VanMiddendorp, engineering major Read More

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Northwestern Michigan College

Program Guide: Political Science

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 4
MTH 121 4
Humanities elective 3
PLS 101 3
14
Second Semester
ENG 112 4
PLS 132 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
16
 

Second Year

First Semester
Science Lab elective 4
PLS 211 3
Elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
16
Second Semester
U.S. Diversity elective 3
PLS 222 3
Science elective 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
16
 

NOTES

  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third-semester proficiency in a foreign language. Students seeking the B.S. degree should take MATH 131.
  • Student may want to consider transferring after one year of basic classes.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-PLS course.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ART 214, ENG 245, HST 111, HST 112, HST 211, HST 212, HST 213,  MUS 111, SOC 201, SOC 220

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students majoring in political science find positions in a wide variety of fields with a large percentage of persons employed in business. A number of political science graduates pursue graduate study in law. Other careers include government work in administration, foreign service, and specialized overseas assignments. There are also many positions in teaching, public action and interest groups.

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2025 • 1-800-748-0246 • admissions@gvsu.edu