Political Science: AA-T Degree
This Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer (AA-T) degree option provides a comprehensive foundation in Political Science in preparation for transfer to baccalaureate programs in the California State University (CSU) system in Political Science. To fulfill the requirements for this degree, students will complete the required and elective courses in the area of emphasis and the appropriate general education pattern (either CSU GE or IGETC) totaling 60 semester CSU-transferrable units.
A degree in political science can lead to careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; precollegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and college teaching.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Describe the fundamentals of specific political systems.
- Understand and explain the foundations of specific government structures: the organization, powers, procedures, and patterns.
- Evaluate and assess the ideas, interests, and institutions of specific political systems.
|Required Core Courses (3 units)|
|POLI-120||Introduction to the Principles Of American Government||3|
|Required Electives: List A (9 units)|
|Complete 3 courses from the following:||9|
|Introduction to Modern Political Ideology|
|Required Electives: List B (6 units)|
|Complete 2 courses form the following:||6|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|United States History 1|
|United States History 2|
|International Political Economy|
|Introduction to Sociology|
To receive an Associate Degree for Transfer, students must complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, and either the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.