Nov 29, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

Political Science Preforeign Service Major (B.A.)

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Special curriculum; major code BA4202

To prepare for the annual foreign service officer ex­aminations, you are advised to acquire as broad an education as possible. Facility in written and spoken English; competency in a foreign language; and a good background in economics, history, political science, business, or public administration are essential. A preforeign service major is available through the Departments of Economics, History, or Political Science.  For more information regarding the foreign service officer examination go to the following link:


College-Level Requirements

Please see the College of Arts and Sciences  for college-level requirements.

Political Science Major Requirements

Complete a minimum of 52 hours with a 2.0 or higher GPA. This includes the requirements listed below, two additional 200-level courses, and Option I–General Politics–or Option II–any four-course track–as described below:

Option I or Option II

Option I - Complete one course from each of the following three tracks (a course can only count for one track)


Option II - Complete at least four 300- and 400-level courses in one of the following tracks:

World Politics

Suggested Courses

All majors are encouraged to take additional courses designed to develop skills, including:

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