Transfer & Career Opportunites
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) in Political Science degree is suited for students who will complete their education at Feather River College and then transfer to a four year institution to complete their bachelor’s degree. Successful completion of the transfer degree in Political Sceince
guarantees the student acceptance to a California State University (but does not guarantee acceptance to a particular campus or major) to pursue a baccalaureate degree, in preparation for a career in the field of political science.
To earn an AA-T or AS-T degree from Feather River College, complete the following requirements:
- Complete a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable units.
- Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA.
- Complete a minimum of 18 semester units in an "AA-T" or "AS-T" major as detailed in the catalog or addenda. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.
- Certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU).
Career & Income Information
There are plenty of interesting career options with a degree in political science, not just a career in politics! Many political science students go on to work in government (civil service), business, education, media, or marketing, with a wide range of salaries and job duties depending on your interest.
Political scientists study the origin, development, and operation of political systems.
Political scientists typically work full time in an office. They sometimes work additional hours to finish reports and meet deadlines.
Political scientists need a master’s degree or Ph.D. in political science, public administration, or a related field.
The median annual wage for political scientists was $117,570 in May 2018.
Employment of political scientists is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Political scientists should face strong competition for jobs as the number of candidates is expected to exceed the number of available positions.
Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for political scientists.
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of political scientists with similar occupations.
Learn more about political scientists by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Sociologists, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/political-scientists.htm
|What can I do with a degree in political science?|
|CA Median Salary (2019)|
|Paralegals & Legal Assistants||$51,740|
|Public Relations & Fundraising Managers||$116,180|
|Training & Development Managers||$113,350|
|Social & Community Service Managers||$67,150|
|Emergency Management Directors||$74,590|
|Labor Relations Specialists||$69,020|
|Urban & Regional Planners||$74,350|
|News Analysts, Reporters, & Journalist||$46,270|
|Public Relations Specialists||$61,150|
|Writers & Authors||$63,200|
For more information about careers, education and training requirements, salary data, and job outlooks visit www.onetonline.org and https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ca.htm#23-0000.