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UC Center Sacramento Program

The UC Center Sacramento Program is an opportunity for students, especially those interested in public policy or journalism, to intern for a quarter in Sacramento while enrolling in specific courses through UC Davis.

Students who participate in the UC Center Sacramento program enroll in the Political Science Internship (POLI 192A), Internship and Research course (POLI 193), The California Policy Seminar (POLI 195), and Research Design & Methods (POLI 196E). Sometimes, student have the option of enrolling in a Topic-Specific Public Policy Seminar (POLI 108). For more information related to coursework, please visit the Program's website here.

UCCS courses are considered transfer courses; Political Science students can transfer in up to six courses from outside UCSD as long as the courses are: Political Science courses, upper division, 4+ quarter units, and a C- or better grade is earned. 

For more information, please review the following websites:

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Courses Taken at UC Center Sacramento

Students who participate in the UC Center Sacramento Program take a full-time (minimum 12 units) academic course load and participate in an internship during their quarter in Sacramento. 

In the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters, students enroll in the following courses:

Course

Title

Units

192A

Political Science Internship

5 units

193

Political Science Internship & Research

2 units

196

Research Design & Methods

4 units

195

California Politics & Policy Seminar

4 units

OR

108

Topic-Specific Public Policy Seminar*

4 units

Total

15 units

 

In the Summer, students enroll in the following courses:

Course

Title

Units

192A

Political Science Internship

5 units

193

Political Science Internship & Research (optional)

2 units

195

California Politics & Policy Seminar

4 units

196

Research Design & Methods

4 units

Total

13-15 units

How UC Center Sacramento Courses Count for the Political Science Major

Political Science majors who participate in the UC Center Sacramento program earn credit for the major with the following courses:

POLI 192A* - Upper division Political Science Elective course

POLI 195 - Upper division Political Science Elective course

POLI 196 - Upper division Political Science Elective course

POLI 108 - Upper division Political Science Elective course

*Students must have completed a minimum 20 page research paper within POLI 192A for the course to count toward their Political Science major requirements, as internships themselves are not allowable for credit toward the major.