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Secondary Track: Political Science

  • The following requirements are for freshman and transfer students that entered UCSD prior to Fall 2013.
  • For freshman and transfer students that entered UCSD after to Fall 2013, please find the current major requirements here.
    • A secondary track is NOT required for students entering UCSD Fall 2013 and later.

Secondary Track Information

  • To fulfill a secondary track, students must select five (5) 4-unit, upper-division, non-language courses selected from the approved list.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better.
  • A secondary track CANNOT be the same as the primary track.

Political Science Comprehensive Course List

All five (5) courses must be 4 units, upper-division and taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

 Five (5) upper-division courses must be selected from the following: 

  • All courses numbered POLI 120 – 159:
    • Comparative Politics: POLI 120A – POLI 139A
    • International Relations: POLI 140A – POLI 159

A maximum of one (1) course may be selected from the following subfields:

  • American Politics: POLI 100A – POLI 108
  • Political Theory: POLI 110A – POLI 119A
  • Policy Analysis: POLI 160AA – POLI 168
  • Research Methods: POLI 170A – POLI 181

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