Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Requirements (36 units)

Total units required for graduation: 120

Requirements for the B.A. in Political Science

 (Program Code: PSCI)

Lower-division requirements (6)
PSCI 2030Government of the United States3
PSCI 2040International Relations3
Upper-division requirements (18)
PSCI 3140American Political Thought3
American government and politics. Three units chosen from:3
The Legislative Process
Political Parties and Interest Groups
State and Local Politics
The American Presidency
Public Opinion
Formulation of Public Policy
Comparative government. Three units chosen from:3
Western Political Systems
African Politics
East European Political Systems
East Asian Politics
Latin American Politics
Government and Politics of the Middle East
International relations. Three units chosen from:3
American Foreign Policy
International Politics
National Security Policy
International Law
International Organization
Political theory. Three units chosen from:3
Classical Political Thought
Foundations of Modern Political Thought
Modern Political Thought
Post Modern Political Thought
War and Politics
Public law. Three units chosen from:3
Judicial Process
American Constitutional Law
The Bill of Rights
Civil Rights
Constitutional Interpretation
Electives (9)
Nine additional units of electives in upper-division course work in political science, six of which must be chosen from:9
Studies in Political Theory
Seminar in Comparative Politics
Seminar in Constitutional Law
Seminar in International Relations
Seminar in Government
Writing Intensive Course Requirement (3)3
Expository Writing for the Social Sciences
Total Units36

Note: The following will count as electives only after approval by the department chair: PSCI 5751, PSCI 5752, PSCI 5753, PSCI 5951, PSCI 5952, PSCI 5953.

With approval of the department chair, up to six units in related fields may be counted toward the upper-division course requirement in political science