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2023-2024 College Catalog 
  
2023-2024 College Catalog

Political Science Option, A.A. - Liberal Arts


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The Political Science Option is primarily designed to prepare students to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate degree program in political science. In addition, students seeking admission into pre-law or public administration programs would receive a solid academic foundation upon which to build a successful major.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Demonstrate general knowledge of social science inquiry and research.
  • Describe the interconnection between economics, history, society and culture and analyze the effects of these influences on political policies and events.
  • Provide examples of the impact of both individual and collective action upon our political world.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of political theories and their impact on our world.
  • Apply classroom knowledge and engage the political process as active citizens.
  • Communicate clearly in both oral and written form.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

First Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Session


Second Year


Fall Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • PHIL 000 - Philosophy Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 3
  • HIST 001 - History Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 3
  • LSCI 000 - Science Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 4
  • POLS 000 - Political Science Option Elective Credits: 3

Total Semester Hours: 16


Winter Session


Spring Semester


  • GSOC 000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 3
  • Credits: 4
  • LSCI 000 - Science Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 4
  • POLS 000 -  Political Science Option Elective Credits: 3

Total Semester Hours: 14


Summer Session


Total Program Hours: 60


Philosophy, Science, Technology, and Social Science General Education Courses


Choose from the list of approved courses  in the College catalog.

Humanities General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Humanities General Education  courses in the College catalog.

History General Education Courses


Choose from the list of approved History General Education  courses in the College catalog. Must choose a level I & II sequence.

Developmental Courses


Students may need to first take some developmental courses  that are designed to prepare students for the college-level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time. The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.

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