B.A. in History / Political Science

Degree Requirements for the B.A. in History & Political Science

Please refer to the IU Kokomo Academic Bulletin for full course descriptions.


  • General Education and the Humanities & Social Sciences general BA degree requirements (70 credit hours)
  • Electives (14 credit hours) History/ Political Science Major (36 credit hours)
  • H105 and H106 Introductory U.S. History I and II (6)
  • Upper-level history or political science courses (18 minimum). As part of this requirement students will be required to take two of the following:
    • Y215 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
    • Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
    • Y219 Introduction to International Relations (3)
  • Additional upper level social and behavioral science courses, which may include history or political science (9)
  • Social Science Seminar COAS S400 (3)

Degree Track Options

Students pursuing the history/political science major may select one of two tracks:

History Track

The History degree track includes 36 hours of course work including the following:

  • H105 and H106 Introductory U.S. History I and II (6)
  • 6 courses of upper level history (18)
  • Two of the following three courses (6):
    • Y215 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
    • Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
    • Y219 Introduction to International Relations (3)
  • One upper level social and behavioral science course, which may be history or political science (3)
  • Social Science Seminar COAS S400 (3)

Political Science Track

The Political Science degree track includes 36 hours of course work including the following:

  • H105 and H106 Introductory U.S. History I and II (6)
  • 4 courses of upper level political science (12)
  • 2 courses of upper level history (6)
  • Two of the following three courses (6):
    • Y215 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
    • Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
    • Y219 Introduction to International Relations (3)
  • One upper level social and behavioral science course, which may be history or political science (3)
  • Social Science Seminar COAS S400 (3)