The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree requires the completion of 120 units of coursework. Of these, 48 units must be selected from courses within the Department, 52 units from the university's General Education requirements, and 20 units may be electives.
Additionally, the degree candidate must satisfy the Title V Part 1 American History, Institutions and Ideals requirement. Parts 2 and 3 can be satisfied by taking POLS 155 or 355 as required by the major.
All courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade: they may not be taken CR/NC (Credit/No Credit basis).
The Department offers a major with three options: