Political Science

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01840)

Prepares students for law school, teaching, government services on the local, state, and national levels, and private employment where government institutions are involved. Careers are also available in public relations and journalism.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Student will be able to identify and evaluate governments, public policies, political systems, processes, political behavior, trends, issues, and relationships that contribute to the local, national, and global political experience.
Program Requirements
PS 101INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE3
PS 102INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS3
PS 103INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT3
PS 104INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS3
Select one of the following:3
CULTURE AND THE MEDIA
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY
ETHICS: THEORY AND PRACTICE
MATH 119ELEMENTARY STATISTICS3-4
or SOC/PSYC 270 STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Total Units18-19
*

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.