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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 6 units may be from the student's area of concentration;
  • 2. no more than 3 may be lower division;
  • 3. minimum of 3 units must be from each of the student's two non-concentration areas, for a total of 6 units

Note: This program must include at least 3 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.

Note: POSC 100 and one 200-level POSC course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Note: With the exception of internships, all courses used toward the POSC major must be taken for a letter grade.

Note: No more than 3 units (each) of POSC 378, POSC 417, POSC 418, and POSC 498 may be used toward the major.

Note: A maximum of 6 units may be earned in POSC 418, POSC 447, POSC 448, and POSC 498 combined.

Total Units: 39

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