Study Abroad in Your Major HomeHow to Get CreditEAP Program SearchDegree RequirementsHow to Apply


Political Science Majors Study Abroad


Why study Political Science abroad?

"Students majoring in Political Science can benefit a great deal from going abroad to study for a year or even for a quarter. They will be amazed to learn how differently governments operate in other countries, how citizens elsewhere view their political leaders, and the ways in which young people can make their opinions on politics felt in other places. Not only will students who go abroad to study come back home with a much deeper knowledge of how various governments work, they will be prepared to go on to exciting, internationally-relevant careers or to graduate school with far more interesting resumes than they could have if they stayed at home."

-Dorothy J. Solinger
Professor of Political Science

Making EAP Fit

The Political Studies major requirements easily accommodate study abroad. You can go abroad to nearly any country during any quarter (or semester) of any year!

Tips for Political Science students

- take courses from the International Relations module while abroad
- take courses from the Comparative Politics module while abroad
- keep in mind that courses from other modules can also be taken

Click below for some suggested programs for Political Science majors:

Political Science (pdf)

Strategies for Political Science Majors

Note: These are only a few strategies that demonstrate how a student can study abroad and graduate within 4 years. There are many EAP programs that can be substituted into the same strategies. DO NOT LET THESE EXAMPLES LIMIT YOU. Please consult the EAP Program Search for more options.
Semester abroad taking breadth requirements
Semester/Year abroad taking upper division module courses
Semester abroad taking upper division courses + electives


UCIrvine HomepageCenter for Int'l Education Home Prospective StudentsFAQ CIEFeedback, CIEContact Us

(c) 2011 University of California, Irvine
Study Abroad Center