Political Science Degree


Associate Degrees

Associate In Arts Degree In Political Science For Transfer – AA-T Degree

The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer Degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer with junior status and priority admission to their local CSU campus to a program or major in Political Science or similar major for completion of a baccalaureate degree.

Students are required to complete:  A minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. The Associate Arts in Political Science for Transfer Degree will also assist Political Science major students to transfer to a U.C. or other baccalaureate institutions. Students are advised to consult with a counselor to verify transfer requirements.

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
1. Define the core concepts of political science (government, regime, state, institutions, sovereignty,
constitution, democracy, authoritarianism, and globalization)
2. Identify, compare, and contrast the major theoretical perspectives in the discipline.
3. Interpret political science research through a working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research
4. Discuss the constitutional, institutional, cultural and institutional structures that produce and maintain
political, social and ethnic inequalities

Political Activist, Public Administration, Campaign Organizer & Community Organizer.