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Political Science Three-Year Plan

This three-year plan* assumes (1) you meet all fundamental skills requirements upon admission and (2) you bring at least 12 units of transfer coursework to Pacific. At least 60 units of your degree have to be outside of political science courses.

Fall 1 (17 units)

Spring 1 (17 units)

PACS 1 (4 units) PACS 2 (4)
POLS 41 (4-Meets GE1B) POLS 21 (4-Meets GE2B)
POLS 11 or 51 (4-Meets GE1C) POLS 11 or 51 (4-Meets GE1C)
LANG 11A (4) LANG 11B (4-Meets GE2A)
ACTY course (1) ACTY course (1)

Fall 2 (17 units)

Spring 2 (16 units)

POLS 081 POLS 133 (4-Meets GE3B)
POLS upper division elective (4) POLS upper division elective (4)
GE (3) GE (4)
GE (4) GE (4)
Other elective (4) ACTY course (1)
ACTY course (1)

Fall 3 (16 units)

Spring 3 (12-16 units)

POLS upper division elective (4) POLS upper division elective (4)
POLS upper division elective (4) POLS upper division elective (4)
Experiential learning (4) POLS 189: Capstone (4)
Other elective (4) PACS 3 (3)
ACTY course (1) ACTY course (1)

You have room in the program for a couple minors (for example, Pre-Law and Public Affairs) and/or a second major (for example, Sociology or Economics). What will they be?

* This document is for planning purposes only. Depending on the AP/IB tests you have taken, transfer coursework that you bring to Pacific, and your own interests, the plan you develop with your adviser may be different from what you see here.

Although five political science courses can be found in four general education (GE) categories, only two POLS course may be used as part of the GE breadth program.

It is possible to test out of the College's foreign language requirement, but membership in Phi Beta Kappa requires at least two years of foreign language coursework.