Major or Minor in Political Science

Major in Political Science

The specific curricular requirements of the BA in Political Science are:

Lower Division—6 units required

  • PSCI 1201 / American Government (3 units)
  • PSCI 2000 / Introduction to Political Science (3 units) or PSCI 2030 / Global Politics (3 units)
  • MATH 1600 / Statistics (4 units) (strongly recommended)

Upper Division—34  units required

  • PSCI 3000/ Ancient & Medieval Political Thought (3 units) or PSCI 3010 / Modern Political Thought (3 units) (WP); and one additional upper division course in Political Theory (6-7 units)
  • 2 upper division courses in American Politics (6-8 units)
  • 1 upper division course in Comparative Politics (3-4 units)
  • 1 upper division course in International Relations (3-4 units)
  • 16 units of upper division electives in Political Science

Fields and Courses

Political Theory

American Politics

Comparative Politics

International Relations

Specialized Courses

Interdisciplinary

 

Minor in Political Science

The Minor in Political Science constitutes an excellent and broadening complement to a number of other majors on campus in the rounding out of a student’s undergraduate course of study.

The specific curricular requirements for the Minor in Political Science are:

Lower Division—6 units required

  • PSCI 1201 / American Government (3 units)
  • PSCI 2000 / Introduction to Political Science (3 units) or PSCI 2030 / Global Politics (3 units)

Upper Division—13  units required

  • 13 units of upper division Political Science coursework as approved by Minor Advisor in the Department.

Total for Minor—19 units required with lower division and upper division units combined