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Political Science Major Requirements

Objectives
    The objectives of this program are to prepare students for upper division study at a four-year college and/or to earn an associate in arts degree.


Transfer


Major
Requirements
  • University of California, Berkeley
      Complete as many lower division major requirements as possible before transfer. In general, applicants are selected primarily based upon strength of academic preparation and grade point average.
      Political Science 1, 2; History 11 or 12; History 1 or 2 or 35 or 36 or 22.
      Students must complete Political Science 1 and Political Science 2 (or the comparable courses) plus two other lower division requirements in order to declare this major.

  • University of California, Davis
      A.B. Political Science: History 1, 2; Political Science 1
      One course from 2 of the following groups:
      1. Political Science 2, 52* or Philosophy 52;
      2. Political Science 7, 47;
      3. Political Science 51** or Philosophy 51
        * Same as Philosophy 52
        **Same as Philosophy 51
      A. B. Political Science (Public Service):
      One course from 2 of the following groups:
      1. Political Science 2; Political Science 52* or Philosophy 52;
      2. Political Science 7, 47;
      3. Political Science 51** or Philosophy 51
        * Same as Philosophy 52
        **Same as Philosophy 51

  • University of California, Irvine
      Math 7* and 8*; two courses from Political Science 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 14, 21, 47, 51 (same as Philosophy 51), 52 (same as Philosophy 52); one additional course from the following: Anthropology 1* or 5*, 2, 3, 14, 20; Economics 1, 2, 6, 15; Geography 1* or 5*, 2, 14; Political Science 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 47, 51 (same as Philosophy 51), 52 (same as Philosophy 52); Psychology 1, 2, 3, 11, 12*, 13, 14, 18, 40; Sociology 1, 2, 4, 31, 32, 33, 34.
      * UC credit limitations may apply.

  • University of California, Los Angeles
      Political Science 1, 2, 7, 51; Math 52.
      Note: It is strongly recommended that all courses be completed prior to transfer, with the highest G.P.A. possible.

  • California State University, Los Angeles
      Mathematics 52; Political Science 2; Foreign Language 1 and 2 or History 1, 2 and Economics 2.
      General Political Science Option add: Foreign Language 1 and 2 or History 1, 2 and Economics 2
      Pre-legal Option add: Economics 1 and 2; History 11 and 12; Speech 11.
      Public Administration Option add: Accounting 1 and 2; Economics 1

  • California State University, Northridge
      Political Science 1, 2; either 7 or 47; English 1

  • Loyola, Marymount University
      Political Science 1, 2, 7, 52

    Consult the College Catalog for the general education requirements for the California State Universities and Colleges and other local universities.



Associate in Arts
Degree -- 60 units
    Transfer students in this major who wish to qualify for an associate in arts degree should select the Liberal Arts - Social and Behavioral Science major. Additional graduation requirements for the associate in arts degree from Santa Monica College are listed on in the SMC catalog and online HERE.