Four Year Plan for Politics Majors

First Year: Complete 100-level courses, consider taking a 200-level seminar

Second Year: Finish 200-level seminar; arrange Study Abroad, USF in DC

Summer: Consider USF in Sacramento

Third Year: Take 300-level courses; do Study Abroad, USF in DC, etc.

Fourth Year: Make sure to take a Pols-400 Seminar (e.g. the Honors Seminar in fall)

Core Curriculum (44 units)

A1 Public Speaking 

A2 Rhetoric and Composition 

B1 Math or Quantitative Science

B2 Natural or Laboratory Science 

C1 Literature 

C2 History 

D1 Philosophy 

D2 Theology 

D3 Ethics

E Social Sciences (fulfilled by POLS)

F Visual and Performing Arts

(SL) Service Learning* (fulfilled by POLS)

(CD) Cultural Diversity 

Major Courses (44 units)

  • 100-level Introduction #1
  • 100-level Introduction #2
  • 200-level Thematic Seminar #1
  • 200-level Thematic Seminar #2
  • 300-level Elective #1
  • 300-level Elective #2
  • 300-level Elective #3
  • 300-level Elective #4
  • 300-level Elective #5
  • POLS Internship/Service Learning
  • 400-level Research Seminar

Foreign Language: Politics Students must pass the equivalent of the third semester of a language

Language #1:

Langauge #2:

Langauge #3:

Minor (20 Units): Students may wish to add a minor to complement their major

Minor Class #1:

Minor Class #2:

Minor Class #3:

Minor Class #4:

Minor Class #5:

Note: You need 128 units total for a Bachelor degree from USF