Requirements For The Bachelor Of Arts In Political Science (120 Units)

Requirement

Units

Lower Division Required

9

Upper Division Required

16

POLS Electives

15

General Education

48

Title V

3 (in addition to POLS 150)

Free Electives

29

Total

120

Lower Division Requirements (9 Units):

  • POLS 102 Comparative Government (3)
  • POLS 103 Introduction to International Politics (3)
  • POLS 150 American Political Institutions (3)

Upper Division Requirements (16 Units):

  • POLS 300 Research Methods in Political Science (3)
  • POLS 301 Political Theory (3)
  • POLS 303 Statistical Applications in the Social Sciences (4) (SOC/PSY)
  • POLS 306 The Politics of Race and Ethnicity (3)
  • POLS 499 Capstone (3)

Political Science Electives (15 units)

Students should select a total of 15 units from the following list:

  • ESRM 328 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)
  • POLS 140 California Government and Politics (1)
  • POLS 305 Gender and Politics (3)
  • POLS 312 Interest Groups and Collective Action (3)
  • POLS 313 The United States Congress (3)
  • POLS 314 The American Presidency (3)
  • POLS 315 Congress and the Presidency (3)
  • POLS 316 State and Local politics and policy (3)
  • POLS 317 Judicial Power and Process (3)
  • POLS 318 Campaigns and Elections (3)
  • POLS 319 Political Behavior and Public Opinion (3)
  • POLS 320 Public Administration (3)
  • POLS 321 Public Budgeting (3) (FIN)
  • POLS 325 American Public Policy (3)
  • POLS 326 Government and Politics of Selected Nations (3)
  • POLS 327 International Relations of Selected Areas (3)
  • POLS 328 United States Foreign Policy (3)
  • POLS 329 International Law and Organizations (3)
  • POLS 330 Political Sociology (3)  (SOC)
  • POLS 331 Narratives of the Working Class (3) (ENGL/ECON/HIST/SOC)
  • POLS 334 Peace Studies (3)
  • POLS 335 Politics and Film (3) (COMM)
  • POLS 340 Environmental Politics and Public Policy (3)  (ESRM)
  • POLS 341 The National Park (3) (ESRM)
  • POLS 345 Science and Public Policy (3) (BIOL)
  • POLS 351 International Relations of Africa (3)
  • POLS 352 International Relations of Europe (3)
  • POLS 353 International Relations of Latin America (3)
  • POLS 354 International Relations of the Middle East (3)
  • POLS 355 International Relations of South Asia (3)
  • POLS 401 Constitutional Law (3)
  • POLS 402 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (3)
  • POLS 403 Comparative Foreign Policy (3)
  • POLS 404 Policy Leadership (3) (EDUC)
  • POLS 426 Politics of Developing Countries (3)
  • POLS 430 Political Communication (3) (COMM)
  • POLS 431 Education Policy and Politics (3) (EDUC)
  • POLS 490 Special Topics in Political Science (3)
  • POLS 492 Service Learning In Political Science (3)
  • POLS 493 Internship in Political Science (3)
  • POLS 494 Independent Research In Political Science (1-3)