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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, B.A.

(120 units)

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science requires 48 units in the major: 42 units in Political Science and six upper-division units in related disciplines such as American studies, anthropology, criminal justice, economics, geography, history, philosophy, psychology, sociology and statistics. POSC 100 , a graduation requirement for all students, is not part of the major, but is a prerequisite to further work in political science. No more than 12 units total may be in the lower division.

Political Philosophy Requirement (3 units)

Related Fields (6 upper-division units)

Students must complete six approved units in related disciplines. The department maintains a list of pre-approved courses that students can obtain from an adviser, the department office or their Titan Degree Audit (TDA). Students who wish to use other courses from related disciplines should obtain the approval of a department adviser.

Upper-Division Writing Requirement

Political Science majors fulfill the university’s upper-division writing requirement by completing two upper-division classes specially approved for this purpose. Please check with the department office for a current list of qualifying classes.

Electives for the Major (21 units)

Choose seven other courses in political science sufficient to achieve a total of 42 units. Three of the courses (9 units) must be at the 400-level. The upper-division writing requirement is normally fulfilled by choosing appropriate electives.

Total (120 units)