Political Science Degree Requirements
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A.A. Degree

This degree provides students with an introduction to political science. Students will acquire knowledge of fundamental political theory and research as well as the principle functions and administrations of the governments of the United States and California. Upon successful program completion, students will be able to describe the methodology and research techniques employed by contemporary political scientists and analyze the organization and operation of California state and local governments. Students will also be able to examine urban problems, regional politics, and intergovernmental relations and their interrelationships with national institutions and policies as well as the international law and international organizations designed to deal with these issues. Competencies will be assessed regularly through examinations, essays, projects, and reports.


Required Core: Political Science 1

List A: 9-10 units - Political Science 2, 3, 7, 10; Math 150 or Psychology 9A or Sociology 109

List B: 6 units - Any course not already selected in List A, Anthropology 2, Economics 1, 2, Ethnic Studies 1, History 101, 102, Political Science 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, Psychology 5, Sociology 101, Women’s Studies 1

Total Units: 18-19

Preparation for the Transfer Major

The following transfer guide sheets provide the lower division requirements or prerequisites for a specific major at a four-year university. Students will also need to complete transfer admission and general education requirements for the university they plan to attend. Not all majors and universities are provided in this list. For a more complete listing, please check ASSIST for CSU and UC campuses.

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The information on these documents is subject to change without notice. Please review a current catalog of the transfer campus, the ASSIST website, and consult with a counselor for more information.