May 19, 2024  
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Major in Political Science [Arts]

General Information

See Bachelor of Arts  for additional regulations and requirements.

Students in this major may also be interested in the Certificate in Globalization and Governance  


Minimum of 30 units and a maximum of 48 units in Political Science at the senior level, including:

and 12 units at

  • the 300- and 400-level (of which 6 units must be at the 400-level).


These requirements may be varied only in special circumstances and only with departmental approval.

Recommended Courses

POL S 101 is the prerequisite for most 200-level POL S courses, and 300- and 400-level courses presuppose specific 200-level prerequisites.  Students proposing to concentrate in Political Science should take: