Sample Four-Year Program

Freshman Year: 30 Units

  • POLS 201 - Ideas and Institutions Unit(s): 4
  • POLS 202 - Issues in Modern American Politics Unit(s): 4
  • GE 

Sophomore Year: 30 Units

  • POLS 302 - Social Science Research Methods Unit(s): 4
  • POLS 303 - Comparative Political Analysis Unit(s): 4
  • POLS 304 - Theory and Analysis of International Relations Unit(s): 4
  • GE 

Junior Year: 29 Units

  • Comparative Government *
  • International Relations *
  • GE 

Senior Year: 31 Units

  • Political Theory *
  • American Government *
  • Senior Seminar
  • Electives

Total Units: 120

* Distribute these upper-division area courses across Junior/Senior years, according to Department offerings and/or your own personal schedule.

Note: It is recommended that majors consider taking history and economic courses as part of their elective options. Nine units of the GE requisite must be filled with upper-division courses, taken no sooner than the term in which upper-division standing (60 units) is attained. POLS 315 (Democracy, Capitalism, & Socialism) counts as both an upper-division GE course (D5) as well as an upper-division political theory course for the major.