The Political Science Associate Degree for Transfer (A.A.-T) is designed for students who intend to pursue a degree in political science or a related discipline, and who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. The degree is especially designed for students preparing for transfer into the California State University system but will prepare all students for success in any higher education degree program.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Political Science program coursework, students will be able to:
- Identify and define the core concepts of political science and government that apply to the state, national, and international levels.
- Apply research methods and major theoretical perspectives to analyze political behavior, and the role of structures and institutions of power and governance.
Major Core Requirements (12 units)
|POL 101 American Government and Politics||3 units|
|POL 150 Introduction to Political Science||3 units|
|POL 130 Introduction to International Relations||3 units|
|Math 202 Elementary Statistics||9 units|
|Total Core Requirements||13 units|
Major Electives (select 6 units from below; *recommended)
|POL 140 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity*||3 units|
|POL 160 Globalization*||3 units|
|POL 180 Environmental Policy*||3 units|
|BUS 106 Principles of Economics (Macro)||3 units|
|GEOG 104 Cultural Geography||3 units|
|HIST 104 Modern Western Civilization||3 units|
|HIST 110 The United States Since 1877||3 units|
|HIST 112 Modern World History||3 units|
|SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology||3 units|
|Total Electives Requirements||6 units|
Total Major Requirements
To earn an A.A.-T in Political Science:
- Complete the Major Core Requirements and Major Electives, as outlined above with a minimum grade of “C” or better.
- Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. Students expecting to transfer to a four-year college or university need to complete the CSU Breadth or IGETC requirements.
- Complete electives so that major units, plus GE units, plus elective units total sixty (60) units or higher.