Political Science

Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440)

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01845)

Political Science is the study of the theory and practice of government. Prelaw is the preparation for the study of application of law within the juridical system of government. Public administration is the study of the implementation practices of the governmental agencies and legal bodies. These three departments are closely related through the common interests of the people and in service of the populace either at the local, state, or national level. These departments explore social behavior, customs, rules, and practices within the context of the self-defined common good of the community and the willingness of the members of the community to delegate authority under proscribed conditions to individuals, groups, and agencies. This degree satisfies the requirements of the STAR Act for transfer to the CSU system.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • The student will be able to identify and evaluate systems of government in order to better participate in civil society.
Required Core
PS 102INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS3
List A
Select three of the following:9-10
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
List B
Select 6-7 units: 16-7
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Total Units18-20
*

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.

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Any courses not selected above, any CSU transferable political science 6–7 units courses, and/or other courses that are articulated as lower division preparation for the political science major at a CSU, or any CSU transferable introductory course in the social sciences (i.e., articulated as filling CSU GE Area D).