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Legal Scholars: Political Science (POLS) BA + JD Plan (6 years)

This three-year plan assumes you meet all fundamental skills requirements upon admission. At least 60 units of your degree have to be outside of political science courses.

Fall 1 - Stockton (17 units)

Spring 1 - Stockton (17 units)

PACS 1 (4 units) PACS 2 (4)
POLS 41 (4-Meets GE1B) POLS 11 or 51 (4-Meets GE1C)
POLS 060: Legal Study Seminar (1) POLS 062: Legal Practice Seminar (1)
GE (4) LANG 11B (4-Meets GE2A)
LANG 11A (4) GE (4)


Fall 2 - Stockton (16 units)

Spring 2 - Stockton (18 units)

POLS 11 or 51 (4-Meets GE1C) POLS 21 (4-Meets GE2B)2
POLS upper division elective (4) POLS 133 (4-Meets GE3B)2
POLS 175 (1) POLS upper division elective (4)
GE (3) POLS 081 (2)
GE (4) GE (4)


Fall 3 - Stockton (16 units)

Spring 3 - Stockton (15 units)

POLS upper division elective (4) POLS upper division elective (4)
POLS upper division elective (4) POLS upper division elective (4)
POLS 187C: Pre-Law Internship (4) POLS 189: Capstone (4)
GE (4) PACS 3


Fall 4 - Sacramento (15 units)

Spring 4 - Sacramento (14 units)

Torts (4) Global Lawyering Skills II (2)
Global Lawyering Skills I (2) Criminal Law (4)
Skills Lab-Torts (1) Property (4)
Civil Procedure (4) Legal Profession (1)
Contracts (4) Statutes and Regulations (2)

Year 5 & Year 6-Sacramento (59 units) 

The courses you take in the final two years of your legal education will depend on your area of specialization. Once you transition to McGeorge Law School, you will work with your advisor to determine which courses are required/appropriate for your interests.

Notes:

* 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.