California State & Local Government Exam Information

In some cases, students have completed a course in American Government or passed the AP American Government exam, but still need to complete the California State and Local Government requirement.

If you need to satisfy the full US Constitution and California government requirement, the best solution is to register for PSCI 1201. This course satisfies both the US Constitution and California State and Local Government requirements. If you have completed PSCI 1201, you DO NOT need to take the State and Local Government exam.

If you have satisfied the US Constitution requirement but still need to complete the California State and Local Government requirement, you should register for PSCI 1250 €“ a self-study exam course. No classroom instruction is offered or required. At the first class meeting, students will be directed to a suggested textbook. Students then study on their own and return during the scheduled exam period for the final exam. PSCI 1250 is given only on a CR/NC basis.