Combined Major in Political Science and Communication Studies

Students electing to major in both Communication Studies and Political Science must complete the requirements for both majors. Students can complete the two majors with 69 units of Communication Studies and Political Science courses. Completing these two majors separately requires a minimum of 75 units (36 in COMM and 39 in POSC).

The Department of Political Science will accept two of the following communication studies courses (6 units) toward fulfillment of the electives in the Political Science major:

COMM 304PERSUASION3
COMM 331ADVOC & ARGUMT3
COMM 377INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION3
COMM 420COMM/LEGAL PROC3
COMM 470SPECIAL TOPIC COMM 13
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Topic to be approved by the POSC department

The Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies will accept two of the following political science courses (6 units) toward fulfillment of the electives in the Communication Studies major:

POSC 301POLITICAL RESEARCH I3
POSC 340COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY3
POSC 375PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION3
POSC 381THE PRESIDENCY3
POSC 383CONGRESS3
POSC 417AMERICAN POLITICAL PARTIES3
POSC 459SIMULATION AND GAMES IN POLITICAL SCIENCE3
POSC 470SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE 13
POSC 471SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE 13
POSC 472SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
POSC 473SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
POSC 474SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
POSC 475SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
POSC 476SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
POSC 477SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
POSC 478SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
POSC 479SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
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Topic to be approved by the MCCS department