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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Political Science

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (120 units)


Required Courses (6 units):

  • POSC 100 Introduction to American Government (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: GE A1 requirement.
  • POSC 300 Scope/Methods Political Science (3)
    Prerequisite: POSC 100.

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;
  • 3. a mimimum of three units must be from each of the student's two non-concentration areas, for a total of six units

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

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