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
POL 001H American Government - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3
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
POL 003 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (3.0 Lecture) 3
POL 004 International Relations (3.0 Lecture) 3
POL 005 Political Science Research Methodology (3.0 Lecture) 3
MAT 009 Integrated Statistics II (5.0 Lecture) 5
MAT 010 Elementary Statistics (4.0 Lecture) 4
MAT 010H Elementary Statistics - Honors (4.0 Lecture) 4
SOC 016 Introduction to Statistics in Social And Behavioral Sciences (3.0 Lecture) 3
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
POL 007 International Films (3.0 Lecture) 3
POL 020 Controversial Legal Issues (3.0 Lecture) 3
GLB 001 Global Perspectives (3.0 Lecture) 3
GLB 002 Global Issues (3.0 Lecture) 3
GEO 002 Introduction to Cultural Geography (3.0 Lecture) 3
GEO 006 World Regional Geography (3.0 Lecture) 3
ECN 001A Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4
ECN 001B Principles of Microeconomics (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4
ECN 006 The Global Economy (3.0 Lecture) 3
BUS 028A Business Law I (3.0 Lecture) 3
ANT 003 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3.0 Lecture) 3

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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