Political Science AA-T Degree
Political Science is the scientific study of politics, structure of governments at the national, state and local levels, policy making and policy makers. As such, it encompasses a wide range of interdisciplinary subjects, including economics, history, law, and philosophy. One major concern of political science is educating each generation of how democracy works, what are its benefits relative to other governmental systems. Lacking such knowledge can threaten our very existence since democracy is dependent upon a well-informed and civic-minded citizenry. This degree is an excellent general preparation for careers in conflict resolution, criminal justice, diplomacy, civil service, education, elections, journalism, the practice of law, public administration and public policy, public service, and research.The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer, also called the Political Science AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Political Science. Students earning the Political Science AA-T Degree will be granted priority for admission as a Political Science major to a CSU, but not to a particular campus. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 18-19 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
|Required Core Courses: (6 - 7 units)||Units|
|PS 001||Introduction to Government||3|
|SOC 003||Fundamentals of Statistics||3|
|or MATH 014||Statistical Methods|
|Select 2 courses from the following (6 units):|
|PS 002||Introduction to Comparative Governments||3|
|PS 003||Introduction to Political Theory||3|
|or PHIL 003||Introduction to Political Theory|
|PS 004||Introduction to International Relations||3|
|List B (6 units)|
|Select 2 courses from the following:||6|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|US History through Reconstruction|
|The American Presidency|
|CSU General Education Pattern 1||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2|
Units for the major may be double counted for CSU GE or IGETC, confer with Counselor.
Elective units to reach 60 unit total must be CSU transferable, confer with Counselor.