POLITICAL SCIENCE
Sample Four Year Degree Plan
Bachelor of Arts Degree (Total: 180 Units)
Year 1 Fall Winter Spring Summer  
Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
NSS 101 2 COMM 150 4 ELECTIVE (FREE) 4     42 UNITS
ENGL 101 4 BLOCK D, #1 4 HIST 202A or 202B 4    
MATH 100 OR 1021 4 POLS 150 4 BLOCK C, #1 4    
PHIL 160, 250 or POLS 155 4     BLOCK E 4    
               
Total 14 Total 12 Total 16 Total  
                   
Year 2 Fall Winter Spring Summer  
Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
BLOCK B, #1 4 BLOCK B, #2 4 UNIV 400 (WPE)3 0     49 UNITS
BLOCK C, #3 4 POLS 371 4 BLOCK B, #3 4    
POLS 205 4 ELECTIVE (FREE) 4 ELECTIVE (FREE) 4    
BLOCK D, #2 4 ENGL 1022 4 POLS 281 5    
        POLS 372 4    
Total 16 Total 16 Total 17 Total  
                   
Year 3 Fall Winter   Summer  
Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
THEME COURSE #1 4 THEME COURSE #2 4 THEME COURSE #3 4     44 UNITS
BLOCK C, #3 4 ELECTIVE (FREE) 4 POLS OPTION, #1 4    
ELECTIVE (FREE) 4,3 POLS 374 4 POLS OPTION, #2 4    
POLS 373 4     POLS OPTION, #3 4    
               
Total 16-17 Total 12 Total 16 Total  
                   
Year 4 Fall Winter Spring Summer  
Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Courses Units Total
POLS OPTION, #4 4 POLS OPTION, #7 4 POLS 4984 4     45 UNITS
POLS OPTION, #5 4 POLS OPTION, #8 4 ELECTIVE (FREE) 4    
POLS OPTION, #6 4 ELECTIVE (FREE) 4 ELECTIVE (FREE) 4    
POLS 490 4 ELECTIVE (FREE) 4 KIN  1    
               
Total 16 Total 16 Total 13 Total  
Students must take two diversity courses in the General Education program.  These courses are marked with a (d) next to them in the list of Lower Division GE requirements and in the list of Upper Division Theme courses.
1 Math 100/102 and ENGL 101: Remedial math and/or English courses may be required depending on the entering student's score on standard placement tests (ELM and EPT).
2 ENGL 102 is required of all students.  A minimum C grade is required.  A  C- is not acceptable.
3 ENGL 101 and 102 must  be completed before registering for UNIV 400 and taking the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE).  You must  take the WPE by the time you have completed 135 units.
4 Prerequisite: WPE. A minimum C grade is required in POLS 498.  A C- grade is not acceptable.