Required Courses: (6 units): POSC 100, 300
Concentration Requirement: (18 units)
Eighteen units in one of the three areas of concentration: Law, Politics and Policy; Political Theory; Global Politics. Three lower-division units and fifteen upper-division units must be taken in the chosen area of concentration, including the senior seminar in that area.
Breadth Requirement: (15 units)
Fifteen units, no more than six of which may be from the student's area of concentration; no more than three of which may be lower division. Program must include at least three units of a practicum.
POSC 100, the 200-level concentration requirement, and POSC 300 must be completed by the end of the junior year.
Total Units: 39
Students with a major in Political Science may be admitted to the Political Science Department's honors program (option of the University Honor's Program) provided they have:
1. Junior standing, completed POSC 300 and at least two additional upper-division courses in Political Science;
2. A minimum of three semesters remaining before graduation;
3. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3, and 3.5 in Political Science courses;
4. Submitted to the Department Honors Committee two letters of recommendation from faculty members and an example of a research or analytical paper written for a previously taken course in Political Science;
5. Received admission approval from the Department Honors Committee.
In order to graduate with Honors in Political Science a student must:
1. Complete all regular requirements for the major in Political Science;
2. Complete 3 units of POSC 490H: Honors Seminar;
3. Complete 3 units of POSC 491H: Honors Research;
4. Complete 3 units of POSC 492H: Honors Thesis;
5. Have at the time of graduation a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 and a GPA of at least 3.5 in Political Science courses.