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ACADEMIC ADVISING
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
2122 Watkins Hall
politicalscience.ucr.edu

ACADEMIC ADVISORS
Kristy Salazar Nugent   kristy.salazar@ucr.edu (951) 827-5502
Cherrie Veriato   cherrie.veriato@ucr.edu (951) 827-5312
To make an appointment with an advisor, please go to: https://chassintranet.ucr.edu/saas2/student/viewLogin.do

Click on each of the majors and minors below to learn more about them.

MAJORS
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Areas of Study
Minimum Criteria to Declare
  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Foreign Policy
  • Political Theory
  • Ancient & Modern Political Theorists
  • Mass Media & Political Behavior
  • Judicial Politics
  • International Political Economy
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Ability to complete degree within 216 units
  • If upper division courses have been taken, a minimum upper division GPA of 2.0

Requirement Worksheet

Four-Year Sample Plan

Two-Year Sample Plan


POLITICAL SCIENCE / ADMINISTRATIVE STUDIES
Areas of Study
Minimum Criteria to Declare
  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • Administrative Behavior
  • Public Policy & Administration
  • Economic Policy
  • Regulation – Political Perspective
  • Internship Experience
  • Business Administration & Accounting
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Ability to complete degree within 216 units
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.7 (needed for required internship course)
  • If upper division courses have been taken, a minimum upper division GPA of 2.0

Requirement Worksheet

Four-Year Sample Plan

Two-Year Sample Plan


POLITICAL SCIENCE / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Areas of Study
Minimum Criteria to Declare
  • Globalization
  • Human Rights
  • Conflict Resolution
  • International Security
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Terrorism
  • Economic Development
  • International Political Economy
  • Foreign Policy
  • International Trade, Finance, & Development
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Ability to complete degree within 216 units
  • If upper division courses have been taken, a minimum upper division GPA of 2.0

Requirement Worksheet

Four-Year Sample Plan

Two-Year Sample Plan


POLITICAL SCIENCE / LAW AND SOCIETY
Areas of Study
Minimum Criteria to Declare
  • Law and Law-like relationships
  • Constitutional Law
  • Social Deviance
  • Judicial Politics & Policy Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Completion of LWSO 100 with “C” or better
  • Ability to complete degree within 216 units
  • If upper division courses have been taken, a minimum upper division GPA of 2.0

Requirement Worksheet

Four-Year Sample Plan

Two-Year Sample Plan


POLITICAL SCIENCE / PUBLIC SERVICE
Areas of Study
Minimum Criteria to Declare
  • Civic Engagement
  • Public Policy Formulation
  • Government & Nonprofits
  • Ethics
  • Urban Political Issues
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Internship Experience
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Ability to complete degree within 216 units
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.7 (needed for required internship course)
  • If upper division courses have been taken, a minimum upper division GPA of 2.0

Requirement Worksheet PDF

Four-Year Sample Plan

Two-Year Sample Plan


MINORS
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Areas of Study
Minimum Criteria to Declare
  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Foreign Policy
  • Political Theory
  • Ancient and Modern Political Theorists
  • Mass Media & Political Behavior
  • Judicial Politics
  • International Political Economy
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Ability to complete degree within 216 units
  • Completion of all lower division requirements and at least two upper division requirements
  • A minimum upper division minor GPA of 2.0

Requirement Worksheet PDF


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Areas of Study
Minimum Criteria to Declare
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • U.S. & Latin American Relations
  • Modern China
  • Trade, Globalization, & Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Comparative Foreign Policy
  • International Trade Finance Development
  • Government & Politics of Western Europe
  • Globalization & Underdevelopment
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Ability to complete degree within 216 units
  • Completion of all lower division requirements and at least two upper division requirements
  • A minimum upper division minor GPA of 2.0

Requirement Worksheet PDF