The Political Science curriculum is designed to instruct students in the study of society as it relates to the political formation of values, myths and folkways, as well as to describe the way in which political systems function in the realm of power confrontation and decision making abilities.
TRANSFER MAJOR REQUIREMENTS in Political Science are available in the Counseling Center. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements. Four-year graduates in Political Science are qualified for staff and management positions in local, state and federal government as well as business and industry. Many work as lobbyists, journalists and in public relations.
By completing this degree, students will learn about the operation of political authority at the local, national and international levels. Besides studying American political institutions, students will examine other governments, their civil societies, policy issues and decision making. In addition, appreciation will be gained for the growing role of international actors and importance of global issues. Helping to make sense of it all, students will learn scientific methods and theories.
The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer degree (AAT) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Students completing the Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer degree and meeting the CSU minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 units to earn a bachelor’s degree.
To earn the Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, including:
It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.