View the degree program Roadmap, which provide recommended advising maps to complete the degree program. Please consult your academic advisor as you develop your academic plan.
The principal objectives of the undergraduate program are:
To expose students to diverse concepts and theories in the major sub-areas of the discipline.
To encourage students to think critically and creatively about politics.
To provide appropriate pre-professional instruction to students who intend to enter graduate school, pursue a career in law or governmental affairs, or study for a teaching credential.
1. Complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.
A student must comply with all University regulations and satisfy the following requirements:
Units and Residency (minimum of 120 units: 40 units of upper division coursework and 30 semester units at Stanislaus State. At least 24 of these 30 units must be earned in upper-division courses, at least 12 must be in the major, and at least 9 must be applicable to General Education-Breadth requirements)
Subsequently all students must submit an application for graduation and receive approval from the major advisor, department chair, and Director of Academic Advising. For more information see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.
2. Complete the following prerequisites to the major: