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Political Science AA-T

Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer

To earn this AA-T, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall grade point average of at least 2.0;
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of ā€œCā€ (or ā€œPā€) or better; and
  • Certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE-B) or the CSU Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (CSU IGETC). 

Required Core Course

Code Class Units
POL 001 American Government (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
POL 001H American Government - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
List A - Select three (3) courses from the following

(one Statistics course is highly recommended):

Code Class Units
POL 002 Comparative Government (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
POL 003 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
POL 004 International Relations (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
POL 005 Political Science Research Methodology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
MAT 009 Integrated Statistics II (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 010 Elementary Statistics (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 010H Elementary Statistics - Honors (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
SOC 016 Introduction to Statistics in Social And Behavioral Sciences (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
List B - Select two (2) courses from any course not selected from List A or from the following:
Code Class Units
POL 006 Politics of Race, Class and Gender (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
POL 007 International Films (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
POL 020 Controversial Legal Issues (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
GLB 001 Global Perspectives (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
GLB 002 Global Issues (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
GEO 002 Introduction to Cultural Geography (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
GEO 006 World Regional Geography (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
ECN 001A Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
ECN 001B Principles of Microeconomics (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
ECN 006 The Global Economy (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 028A Business Law I (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
ANT 003 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

For sections with honors courses, select either the honors version or the non-honors version. 

Required Units for the Major

Required unts for the major 18.0-21.0
plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
Total required units 60.0

* Several courses will double-count for the major and GE.  See catalog description for information regarding specific GE area. 

  • While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing ENG 001B prior to transfer is highly recommended.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part of the CSU GE-B or CSU IGETC is highly recommended.
  • For CSUs with similar majors, visit www.adegreewithaguarantee.com
  • C-ID approved courses from any community college can be substituted for major requirements.  See <HYPERLINK> for approved C-ID courses.  For non-C-ID approved courses, submit the Course Substitution Form. <INSERT HYPERLINK> 
  • LIB 010 and REA 054 are NOT required for this degree.
  • Completion of this degree satisfies requirements for the Certificate of Achievement in Transfer Studies.
  • Submit the AA-T/AS-T Application for Degree and Certificate of Achievement <insert hyperlink> to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Completion of this degree waives GE requirements for subsequent degrees.  
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