Combined Major in Geography and Political Science

Completion of individual majors in Political Science and Geography requires the successful completion of 79 units (39 in political science, 40 in geography). However, by electing the combined major in Political Science and Geography, students will be able to complete both majors with a total of 67 units. Students interested in this combined major should consult with an adviser in both departments to review requirements.

In political science, students must complete all requirements for the major. However, they must substitute two upper-level courses (6 units) in geography and environmental planning toward fulfillment of the required eight upper-level courses (24 units) in political science. The following courses are approved substitutes:

GEOG 317ENERGY RESOURCES3
GEOG 355HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF URBANIZATION3
GEOG 359ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY3
GEOG 381POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY3
GEOG 385POPULATION GEOGRAPHY3
GEOG 391URBAN SYSTEMS3
GEOG 393TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING3
GEOG 405COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING3
GEOG 427THE GLOBAL ECONOMY3
GEOG 431GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA3
GEOG 461GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA3
GEOG 470SEMINAR: SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY 13
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Topic to be approved by the Department of Political Science

In Geography and Environmental Planning, students must complete all requirements for the major. However, they must substitute two of the following upper-level courses (6 units) in political science toward fulfillment of the required six courses (18 units) of lower/upper-division geography and environmental planning electives:

POSC 303THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS3
POSC 305URBAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS3
POSC 307CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL POLITICS3
POSC 337COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT OF FOREIGN POWERS: THE WESTERN WORLD3
POSC 340COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY3
POSC 351THE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF LATIN AMERICAN3
POSC 355LATIN AMERICAN POLICY OFTHE UNITED STATES3
POSC 441CONTEMPORARY UNITED STATES AND EUROPEAN RELATIONS3
POSC 470SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE 13
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Topics to be approved by the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Please contact your major department for more information.