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Political Science

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (code POSCBA01) (120 units)


Required Courses (6 units):

  • POSC 100 Introduction to American Government (3)
  • POSC 300 Scope/Methods Political Science (3)

Concentration Requirement (18 units):

  • Take 18 units in one of the three areas of concentration:
    • 1. Law, Politics, Policy
    • 2. Political Theory
    • 3. Global Politics
  • Take 3 lower-division units and 15 upper-division units in the chosen area of concentration, including the senior seminar in that area.

Breadth Requirement, 15 units of which:

  • 1. no more than six units may be from the student's area of concentration;
  • 2. no more than three may be lower division;

Note: This program must include at least three units of a practicum.

Note: POSC 100, the 200-level concentration requirement, and POSC 300 must be completed by the end of the junior year.

Total Units: 39