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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Criminal Justice Concentration

I. General Education Requirements

Minimum 42 units and 12 courses that include: 

PACS 001  What is a Good Society (4) 
PACS 002  Topical Seminar on a Good Society (4) 
PACS 003  What is an Ethical Life? (3)

Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units complete 2 additional General Education elective courses from below in place of taking PACS 001 and PACS 002.

One course from each subdivision below:

Social and Behavioral Sciences

IA. Individual and Interpersonal Behavior
IB. U.S. Studies      
IC. Global Studies

Arts and Humanities

IIA. Language and Literature
IIB. Worldviews and Ethics      
IIC. Visual and Performing Arts

Natural Science and Mathematics

IIIA. Natural Sciences
IIIB. Mathematics and Formal Logic      
IIIC. Science, Technology and Society or a second IIIA Natural Sciences course

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program.


II. Diversity Requirement

Students must complete one diversity course (3-4 units)                                                          

Note: 1) Transfer students with 28 units or more transfer units prior to fall 2011 are encouraged but not required to complete a designated course prior to graduation. 2) Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

III. College of the Pacific BA Requirement

Students must complete one year of college instruction or equivalent training in a language other than English.

Note: 1) Transfer students with sophomore standing are exempt from this requirement.

IV. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:

  • Writing
  • Quantitative analysis


V. Breadth Requirement

Students must complete 60 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline. (Courses include general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)


VI. Political Science, Criminal Justice concentration

Discipline Foundations (4 courses):

POLS 011   Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLS 021   Introduction to Political Theory
POLS 051   Introduction to International Relations
POLS 081   Career and Internship Preparation

Shared Foundations (5 courses):

POLS 031   Introduction to Law and Policy in the American Political System
POLS 133   Political Science Research
                 - OR -
INTL  101   Social Science Research Methods
SOCI 033   Criminology
SOCI 136   Corrections
SOCI 172   Social Inequality

Elective Explorations (3 courses with at least one from each program):
POLS 104   Urban Government
                 -OR-
SOCI 161   Urban Society
POLS 120   Courts and Judicial Behavior   
POLS 126   Criminal Law 
POLS 136   Jurisprudence 
SOCI 031   Deviant Behavior
SOCI 041   Social Problems
SOCI 081   Social Services
SOCI 141   Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 165   Social Organizations
                 -OR-
POLS 119   Government in Action
                 -OR-
POLS 128   Introduction to Public Administration

Experience (1 course):
POLS 187
                -OR-
POLS 187C Pre-Law Internship
                -OR-
POLS 197 Undergraduate Research

Capstone
POLS  189