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Comparative Politics (B.A.) - PS 27

The study of foreign governments and politics in other countries - democracies and autocracies, elections and revolutions. 



  1. Lower-division: POLI 11 or 11D and two of the following introductory sequence lower division courses: POLI 10 or 10D, POLI 12 or 12D, POLI 13(R)* or 13D(R)*
  2. POLI 30 or 30D
  3. Five upper-division courses, of which:
a. At least one from the following thematic courses: 120, 120J, 120Q, 122122D, 123, 124, 124A, 125, 125A, 125D, 125E, 126, 126AA, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 134, 135, 135D, 136136A136C, 137, 137A, 138, 150A
b. And at least one each from any two of the following regional areas:
Africa: 120M, 120N, 120P, 120Q
Asia: 121, 121B, 130B, 130G131C(R)**, 132(R)**, 133, 133A, 133D133G, 133J
Europe: 120A, 120B, 120C, 120D, 120E, 120F, 120G, 120H, 120I, 120J, 120K, 126AB, 130AA, 130AD** or 130AR** 
Latin America: 134AA, 134B, 134D, 134I, 134J, 139

c. The other two can be any Comparative Politics courses numbered POLI 120-139.

     4. Seven additional upper-division political science courses (12 total upper-divisions)

*If POLI 13(R) or POLI 13D(R) are taken, then only one of the following can be taken for credit: POLI 13, POLI 13R, POLI 13D, or POLI 13DR.

*Duplicate credit cannot be given for both an in-person version of a course and the remote (R) version of the same course toward a major.

Major Checklist:

In order to plan out your Political Science - Comparative Politics major and remaining courses effectively, please utilize the Major Checklist below. The document is a fillable PDF; students are encouraged to review their plan and progress with the Department's Undergraduate Advisor.

Political Science - Comparative Politics (B.A.) Major Checklist