College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences


Political Science Handbook
  • Political Science Handbook
  • New to the major? Have some basic questions about how things work? Want advice about coursework, getting involved on campus, or your career path? Check out our handbook designed specifically for majors. Before you embark on a more detailed search for advising information below, make sure to read up on some useful tips and information.
Political Science Handbook
  • Semester Conversion
  • We will be switching to semesters in Fall 2018. To figure out what this means, check out this page which details the department's policies for conversion. 
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Political Science Coursework

Students should have a firm understanding of the requirements that we require as part of the major. The courses we offer and require students to complete are indicative of a diverse discipline with a breadth of research interests.

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Advising Basics & Tools

Aside from coursework, students might have additional questions about various departmental policies and practices. Our faculty welcomes students to seek advise about their program of study and activities while on campus. 

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Forms and Petitions

From time to time, the registrar's office requires students to file a formal petition to complete certain administrative actions. From petition for more units, credit for program, awarding of minor, you should find the relevant forms and petitions you need in this section.