Santa Clara University


Academic Information

  • Major and Minor in Political Science

    • Emphases
      • Pre-Law
      • Public Sector Studies
      • International Relations

      *For Emphasis Requirements see the Major and Minor form at the link above

  • Course Descriptions

  • Transferring to SCU

    Students transferring into the Political Science Department will find that all required introductory-level classes are offered most quarters and can be taken in any sequence. Transfer students entering as juniors are encouraged to begin the political science research methods courses (POLI 99 and 101) immediately, as these classes must be taken in sequence and are designed to support students in their upper-division coursework. Students transferring to Santa Clara as Political Science majors are strongly encouraged to contact the department and discuss course availability for the quarter they will begin. Department peer advisors are available to help students select appropriate courses before they attend transfer orientation.