University of Southern Indiana

Degrees and Programs

The Political Science, Public Administration, and Philosophy Department at USI offers bachelor’s degrees in political science and philosophy and a master’s in public administration.

Students pursue a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. The latter, requires 12 hours in a non-English language or demonstration of foreign language proficiency at that level of study.

Political science majors may choose between two concentrations of study, Government, Law, and Diplomacy and Public and Nonprofit Administration.

View current class schedules.

Name Hours Courses Checksheet
Philosophy 30
Political Science
Political Science, Government, Law and Diplomacy Concentration 39
Political Science, Public and Nonprofit Administration Concentration 39
Name Hours Courses Checksheet
Cognitive Science 18
Legal Studies 21
Philosophy 18
Political Science 18
Pre-Law 21
Public and Nonprofit Administration 18
Religious Studies 18
Name Hours Courses Checksheet
Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) 85
Public Administration 36
Public Administration, Nonprofit Administration Emphasis 36
Public Administration, Public Sector Administration Emphasis 36
Public Administration, 4+1 Option 36
Graduate Certificate
Name Hours Courses Checksheet
Nonprofit Administration Certificate (graduate) 12
Public Administration Certificate (graduate) 12

Core 39
In addition to the departmental degree requirements, undergraduate students must complete the University Core 39. Our core provides the foundation for all baccalaureate degrees at the University of Southern Indiana. A university education prepares individuals to live wisely in a diverse and global community by helping students acquire both discipline-specific competence and broader knowledge and skills that reach across disciplines. View the classes included in Core 39 or talk to your advisor for more information.

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