Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 40

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
PLSI 200 American Politics 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 5 6
 Units15-16
Third Semester
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 5 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
PLSI 250 Comparative Politics 3
PLSI 275 Introduction to Political Theory 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 5 3
 Units15
Fifth Semester
PLSI 300 Scientific Inquiry in Political Science 4
GWAR Requirement 6 4
 
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 5 3
 Units14
Sixth Semester
Breadth Requirement 7 4
Electives 8 3-4
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 5 6
 Units16-17
Seventh Semester
Breadth Requirement 7 4
Electives 8 3-4
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 5 6
 Units16-17
Eighth Semester
Breadth Requirement 7 4
Electives 8 3-4
Culminating Experience (3-4 units) 9 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 5 5
 Units15-17
 Total Units121-127