2020-2021 Catalog Summer Update [Archived]

Political Science, AA

The study of political science is the systematic study of government, politics, and political behavior. It examines how a society governs itself at all levels and various ideas about how it should be governed in the future.

This is a sample transfer guide; consult with a counselor or pathway advisor to develop your degree plan.

Associate of Arts

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 110College Writing I

3

or

ENG 160College Writing & Research

4

ENG 111College Writing II: Literature

3

or

ENG 260Honors Thesis

4

or

COM 113Interpersonal Communication

3

ECO 201Macroeconomics

3

or

ECO 202Microeconomics

3

HRY 102American History to 1877

3

or

HRY 103American History since 1865

3

PSI 101American Government

3

PSI 102State & Local Government

3

PSI 201International Relations

3

or

PSI 202Comparative Government

3

TRS 104First Year Experience

3

Foreign Language

8

Humanities/Fine Arts

6

Mathematics

3

Science

8

Wellness/Physical Education

2

Elective Courses

11

Total Credit Hours: 62

Transfer Notes: This degree is designed to be a transfer option for a bachelor’s degree with a political science major. Students often are allowed to choose a concentration area within the political science major, such as American public policy, public law, international and comparative politics, or secondary education. These majors appeal to students with career interests in politics and government, business, education, and law.