This degree provides students with an introduction to political science. Students will acquire knowledge of fundamental political theory and research as well as the principle functions and administrations of the governments of the United States and California. Upon successful program completion, students will be able to describe the methodology and research techniques employed by contemporary political scientists and analyze the organization and operation of California state and local governments. Students will also be able to examine urban problems, regional politics, and intergovernmental relations and their interrelationships with national institutions and policies as well as the international law and international organizations designed to deal with these issues. Competencies will be assessed regularly through examinations, essays, projects, and reports.
El Camino College Major Requirements
Political Science 1
Four courses from: Political Science 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10;
One course from: Economics 1, 2, History 101, 102, 141, Philosophy 3, 10
Total Units: 18
Preparation for the Transfer Major
The following transfer guide sheets provide the lower division requirements or prerequisites for a specific major at a four-year university. Students will also need to complete transfer admission and general education requirements for the university they plan to attend. Not all majors and universities are provided in this list. For a more complete listing, please check ASSIST for CSU and UC campuses.
The information on these documents is subject to change without notice. Please review a current catalog of the transfer campus, the ASSIST website, and consult with a counselor for more information.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS
Recommended: Political Science 1, 2, 10
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON
Political Science 1, 3
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
Political Science 1 and one additional political science course to be used as elective units toward the major.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
English 1C; Political Science 1
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
Political Science 1, 2 or 10
CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC POMONA
Political Science 2, 10; Support course: Economics 1 or 2
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
IMPACTED: Political Science 1, 2; Math 150 or Psychology 9A or Sociology 109; Completion of a 3rd semester of one foreign language. Students need a cumulative GPA of 2.50 to be considered for admission.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Political Science 1, 2; Select one additional history course from: History 1A, 1B, 14A, 14B, 19, 140, 141
*Note: AP credit does not satisfy any major requirement. Students must complete IGETC or the Letters & Sciences requirements in reading and composition, foreign language, and quantitative reasoning by the end of the spring term prior to fall enrollment.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
A.B. Political Science: Political Science 1, 2, 10; Math 150; one course from Economics 1, 2, Philosophy 5, 8; one course from History 1A or 1B or 14A and 14B A.B. Political Science (Public Service): Political Science 1 or 6 and 2 and 10; Math 150; Recommended: Economics 1, 2
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
Political Science 3; one course from Political Science 1, 2, 5, 6, 10; one additional political science course not taken above and another social science course from: Anthropology 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, Economics 1, 2, 5, Geography 1, 2, 5, 7, Political Science 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, Psychology 5, 7, 8, 9A, 9B, 10, 11, 15, 16, Sociology 102, 104, 109; Highly recommended: Math 150
*Note: while not required for admission, all Social Sciences majors must satisfy a mathematics requirement and a computer education course. Courses that students can take at ECC to satisfy the requirement are Math 190 and Computer Science 3 and 30 or take courses at UCI, students should refer to www.assist.org .
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
Political Science 1, 2, 10; Math 150; Students will be admitted as a pre-political science major.
*NOTE: Students will not be permitted to change into this major if admitted under another major in the college of letters and sciences.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
Political Science: Political Science 1, 2, 10; Math 150
Administrative Studies: Political Science 1, 2, 10, Business 1A, 25, CIS 13, Math 150
International Affairs: Political Science 2, 10
Law and Society: Political Science 1, 2, 10, Philosophy 8, Psychology 9B
Public Service: Political Science 1, Economics 2, Math 150, one additional Political Science course from Political Science 2, 10;
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Political Science 1, 2, 10
Options: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Public Law, and Public Policy
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
Political Science 1, 2, 10, Economics 1, 2, History 140, 141
Political Science/ International Relations: Add Geography 2 and completion of a fourth semester in one foreign language
Political Science/ Public Service: Add Business 1A-1B
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
Political Science 1, 2
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Political Science 1, 2