March 22-23, 2001

ITEM 110-1002-R0301†††††† Approval of Proposal to Add Three New Options in Public Law, American Politics, and International Relations and Comparative Politics to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science; The University of Montana-Missoula

THAT:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes The University of Montana-Missoula to offer three new options in Public Law, American Politics, and International Relations and Comparative Politics to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.

EXPLANATION:††††††††††††††††† The University of Montana presently offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Political Science and a major in Political Science with an option in Public Administration.The addition of three new options would offer Political Science majors formal recognition of specialized study completed and would respond to student demand expressed in a recently completed program assessment.

The completed signature page resides on file at the Presidentís Office, The University of Montana-Missoula.

ATTACHMENT:†††††††††††††††††† Program Description.