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
Honors in Political Science
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:
In order to graduate with Honors in Political Science a student must:
The Minor in Political Science is available to any non-Political Science major.
A minimum of 21 units which must include:
Required: POSC 100 or 391, 300
Upper Division: Five upper division courses (300/400 level) which may include one approved political science internship from 418, 447, 448, 496, or 498.
The Minor in Public Administration in Political Science is available to any non-Political Science major.
A minimum of 21 units which must include: (a) POSC 430; (b) 9 units selected from POSC 431, 432; (c) 6 units selected from POSC 300B, 322, 323, 326, 327, 328, 329, 447, 448; (d) Three elective units from any area in political science chosen in consultation with an advisor.