Requirements

B.A. IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

Requirements (68 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

  1. PSCI 203. American Government (4)
  2. PSCI 204. International Relations (4)
  3. PSCI 314. American Political Thought (4)
  4. American government and politics Eight units chosen from:
    • PSCI 320. The Legislative Process (4)
    • PSCI 326. Political Parties and Interest Groups (4)
    • PSCI 330. State and Local Politics (4)
    • PSCI 431. The American Presidency (4)
    • PSCI 528. Formulation of Public Policy (4)
  5. Comparative government Eight units chosen from:
    • PSCI 300. Western Political Systems (4)
    • PSCI 301. African Politics (4)
    • PSCI 304. East European Political Systems (4)
    • PSCI 305. East Asian Politics (4)
    • PSCI 306. Developing Political Systems (4)
    • PSCI 308. Government and Politics of the Middle East (4)
  6. International relations Eight units chosen from:
    • PSCI 325. American Foreign Policy (4)
    • PSCI 400. International Politics (4)
    • PSCI 484. National Security Policy (4)
    • PSCI 500. International Law (4)
    • PSCI 510. International Organization (4)
  7. Political theory Eight units chosen from:
    • PSCI 310. Classical Political Thought (4)
    • PSCI 311. Foundations of Modern Political Thought (4)
    • PSCI 313. Modern Political Thought (4)
    • PSCI 315. Post Modern Political Thought (4)
    • PSCI 520. War and Politics (4)
  8. Public law Eight units chosen from:
    • PSCI 328. Judicial Process (4)
    • PSCI 410. American Constitutional Law (4)
    • PSCI 411. The Bill of Rights (4)
    • PSCI 412. Civil Rights (4)
    • PSCI 525. Constitutional Interpretation (4)
  9. Sixteen additional units of electives in upper-division course work in political science, eight of which must be chosen from:
    • PSCI 530. Studies in Political Theory (4)
    • PSCI 535. Seminar in Constitutional Law (4)
    • PSCI 540. Seminar in Comparative Politics (4)
    • PSCI 590. Seminar in International Relations (4)
    • PSCI 592. Seminar in Government (4)
    • Note: The following will count as electives only after approval by the department chair:
      • PSCI 575. Internship in Political Science
      • PSCI 595. Independent Study

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

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