Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Roadmap – Quantitative Reasoning Category I/II and Stretch English
120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 42
This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.
ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.
To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet SF State Studies (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) and Ethnic Studies requirements within your GE or major.
Depending on courses completed through Early Start, students in Pathway/Category III or IV may be required to enroll in a support course to complement their Quantitative Reasoning/B4 requirement. There are multiple course options for this pathway. Before enrolling in a B4 course, students should verify their MATH Pathway/Category in their Student Center. Information regarding the courses that correspond with your MATH Pathway/Category can be found on the Developmental Studies Office Website.
Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.
Twelve units of Complementary Studies are required of all candidates for the B.A. in Political Science. These units may come from any courses bearing a prefix other than PLSI that are not cross-listed with Political Science.
Breadth Requirement (10-12 units)
Upper-division Political Science courses selected to include at least one course in three of the four sub-fields:
PLSI 460 Topics in American Politics (4 units)*
Electives (7-10 Units)
Select enough to reach 42 units for the major. It is recommended that elective units be taken in Political Science. However, up to 4 upper-division units may be selected from closely related departments with the consent of a major advisor. Please note that only 3 units of electives can come from lower-division coursework.
MEIS 300 Foundations in Middle East and Islamic Studies (3 units) (UD-D, GP)
PLSI 100 Understanding Politics (3 units) (D1, SJ)
Culminating Experience (3-4 units)
PLSI 605 Senior Seminar: Student's Choice Empirical Research Project (4 units)
PLSI 606 Senior Seminar in American Politics (3 units)
PLSI 607 Senior Seminar in Comparative Politics (3 units)
PLSI 608 Senior Seminar in Political Theory (3 units)
PLSI 609 Senior Seminar in Public Law: Legal Issues (3 units)
PLSI 460 is a variable topic course and may be taken more than once for credit. If taken more than once, any additional semesters count towards the Political Science Electives.
Moot Court (PLSI 555) may be repeated once for credit, but only 4 units may be applied to the Breadth requirement.