Combined Majors with Politics and Sociology

Combined Majors

Students can pursue the LALS combined major with either Politics or Sociology.

Both departments must approve a study plan before the combined major will be declared. Major and thesis honors are determined separately and granted only when both departments concur. Students interested in pursuing a combined major should see instructions on how to declare a combined major on our major declaration page. 

The LALS department provides combined major worksheets as a guide for students to track their progress:

Politics Worksheet

Sociology Worksheet

 

Major Requirements for the Combined Major with Politics

Lower-division requirements

LALS 1

POLI lower-division elective (numbered 1-79)

Upper-division requirements

LALS 100

LALS 100A

LALS 100B

POLI 140C

3 - POLI 1XX upper-division core courses

1 - POLI 1XX upper-division elective

2 - LALS 1XX upper-division electives:

  • 1 LALS upper-division elective must be taught in Spanish or Portuguese
  • 1 upper-division can be LALS 194 / senior exit requirement
  • OR take LALS 1XX elective and POLI 190 for senior exit

 

Major Requirements for the Combined Major with Sociology

Lower-division requirements

LALS 1

Choose two: SOCY 1 and/or SOCY 10 and/or SOCY 15

Upper-division requirements

LALS 100

LALS 100A

LALS 100B

SOCY 105A

SOCY 105B

2 - SOCY 1XX upper-division electives

2 - LALS 1XX upper-division electives:

  • 1 LALS upper-division elective must be taught in Spanish or Portuguese
  • 1 upper-division can be LALS 194 / senior exit requirement
  • OR take LALS 1XX elective and complete senior thesis as senior exit requirement

 

Double Majors

LALS welcomes students wishing to pursue a double major. Double majors must meet the requirements of both the LALS major and the second major.

UCSC major declaration processes by department

UCSC double counting policy for double majors and major/minor