Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

Please see General Education, Cultural Diversity, American Institutions, and Literacy Requirements under the BA in Political Science.

Course Requirements for the Major: 42 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

30 units required:
POLS331Intro to Political Inquiry3.0FS WP

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

POLS331XTechniqs in Political Sci Res1.0FS
POLS421Methods of Political Inquiry3.0FS

Prerequisites: POLS 331 or permission of instructor.

POLS460AIntro to Public Administration3.0FS
POLS460BPublic Personnel Admin3.0FS

Prerequisites: POLS 460A or concurrent enrollment.

POLS460CAdmin Pub Financial Resources3.0FS

Prerequisites: POLS 460A or concurrent enrollment.

POLS462Organizational Theory3.0FS

Prerequisites: POLS 460A or concurrent enrollment.

POLS464Administrative Law3.0FA
POLS471APublic Policy Formation3.0FA
POLS471BPolicy Analysis Capstone Sem3.0SP

Prerequisites: POLS 421, POLS 471A.

POLS489AIntern Public Administration1.03.0FS

Prerequisites: 3.0 cumulative GPA and faculty permission.

POLS 489A must be taken for a minimum of 2 units.

1 course selected from:
POLS431American Political Thought3.0FA
POLS432Recent Amer Political Thought3.0SP
POLS437Contemporary Political Thought3.0Inq
1 course selected from:
POLS402State Government3.0FS
POLS403Local Government3.0FS
2 courses selected from:
POLS402State Government3.0FS
POLS403Local Government3.0FS

NOTE: POLS 402 or POLS 403 may be used to satisfy this requirement if not used above.

POLS461Environmental Politics/Admin3.0SP
POLS465Administration of Justice3.0FS
POLS468Planning Law3.0SP