Mar 17, 2018  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, B.A. - 120 units

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Summary of Units:

Lower Division Major Requirements 9
Upper Division Major Requirements 16
Upper Division Major Elective Requirements 15
Additional General Education  and other Graduation Requirements   80
Total Units 120

Lower Division Requirements - 9 units

*The Government portion of the American Institutions requirement (POLS 150) is listed in the major courses below:


* Partially satisfies the American Institutions Requirement. The History portion is contained in the general requirements at the end of the major.

Electives - 15 units

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

Additional General Education & other Graduation Requirements - 80 units

To graduate, students must complete 120 units minimum (40 units must be upper division) including all General Education  (GE) and Graduation Requirements  .  The following areas must be included:

  • Additional Lower Division A-E (GE) Requirements not met within the major
  • Nine units of Upper Division Interdisciplinary GE (UDIGE), courses are numbered 330-349 and 430-449. Six units may be within the major, 3 units must be outside the major (C or better grade)
  • Multicultural Requirement (C or better grade)
  • Language Requirement (C or better grade)
  • American Institutions Requirement
  • Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation


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