The majors in political science are designed for students interested in gaining an understanding of the structure and functions of governments. The majors are an important part of the liberal arts program and prepare students for further study and careers in education, law, business, government, international relations and journalism.
The student should select the major emphasis, and courses according to his/her area of specialization as well as the requirements of the college to which he/she plans to transfer. The student should also consult his/her counselor and the appropriate four-year college catalogs in determining an appropriate minor, foreign language requirements, and other requirements.
To Achieve the Associate in Arts
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Political Science Associate in Arts degree.
To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.
|Course Number||Course Title||Units|
|POLS B1||American Government: National, State and Local||3.0|
|POLS B2||Comparative Government||3.0|
|or POLS B3||International Politics||3.0|
|POLS B12||Contemporary Issues in California State and Local Government||3.0|
|or POLS B16||Vital Political Problems||3.0|
|HIST B4Aab||European Civilization||6.0|
|or HIST B17ab||History of the United States||6.0|
|or HIST B20ab||African American History of the United States||6.0|
|or HIST B30ab||Chicano History||6.0|
|ECON B2||Principles of Economics-Macro||3.0|
|or PSYC B5||Elementary Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences||5.0|
|or MATH B22||Elementary Probability and Statistics||4.0|
**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.
Upon successful completion, the student will: