Political Science Degrees

Associate Degrees

Political Science | Political Science for Transfer

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree Political Science 18 Units

The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including the major requirements and breadth requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. The AA-T in Political Science has been designed to help students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in political science at a California State University (CSU) institution. However, students are guaranteed admission to a CSU institution, but not to a particular campus or major.

Required core course (3 units):

3 units POLSC-125 Government of the United States

Plus 9 units from List A:

3 units POLSC-130 Introduction to Comparative Government
and Politics

3 units POLSC-140 Introduction to International Relations

3 units SOCIO-234 Introduction to Statistics in the Social Sciences

Plus 6 units from List B:

3 units SOCIO-220 Introduction to Sociology

3 units SOCIO-221 Social Problems

3 units SOCIO-250 Critical Thinking About Social and Cultural Issues

3 units SOCSC-140 Contemporary Women

3 units SOCSC-121 Contemporary Men

3 units HIST-120 History of the United States (Colonial – 1865)

3 units HIST-121 History of the United States (1865 – Present)

3 units HIST-124 History of California

Associate in Arts Degree Political Science 18 Units

An Associate in Arts Degree may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including the major requirements and breadth requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must complete all courses for the major with a grade of C or better.

Required core courses (15 units):

3 units POLSC-125 Government of the United States

3 units ECON-220 Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles

3 units HIST-120 History of the United States (Colonial – 1865)

3 units HIST-140 History of Western Civilization to the Renaissance

3 units SOCIO-220 Introduction to Sociology

Plus, at least 3 semester units from the following:

3 units ADJUS-120 Introduction to Administration of Justice

3 units ADJUS-121 Concepts of Criminal Law

3 units ANTHR-130 Cultural Anthropology

3 units GEOG-130 Cultural Geography

3 units HIST-110 History of African Civilization

3 units HIST-121 History of United States (1865 – Present)

3 units HIST-122 History of African Americans in the United States
(Pre-Colonial – 1865)


or

3 units HIST-123 History of African Americans in the United States
(1865 ~ Present)

3 units HIST-124 History of California

3 units LARAZ-113 Introduction to Analysis of American Political Institutions

3 units POLSC-225 Dynamics of African American Politics in America