Political Science

Associate in Arts for Transfer AA-T

The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer is designed for students planning to transfer to the California State University or other institutions to continue studies toward a Bachelor in Art in Political Science, Government, or Public Administration. They are also prepared to continue in other programs of study that require an introductory foundation of the knowledge and skills to interpret, understand, and effectively participate in political, social and organizational environments. Students who pursue Political Science degrees at transfer institutions prepare a foundation for careers in politics, law, government education, business, travel, information management, and journalism. Political Science is frequently the most common BA degree for students admitted into law schools in the United States. Political Science majors often find successful careers in business, in government service, and in non-profit organizations.

Program Learning Outcomes of the degree are:. Define the core concepts of political science such as: government, regime, state, institutions, sovereignty, constitution, democracy, authoritarianism, and globalization; analyze contemporary political events by application of major theoretical models in political science.

The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer is designed for students planning to transfer to the California State University or other institutions to continue studies toward a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, Government, or Public Administration. They are also prepared to continue in other programs of study that require an introductory foundation of the knowledge and skills to interpret, understand, and effectively participate in political, social and organizational environments. Students who pursue Political Science degrees at transfer institutions prepare a foundation for careers in politics, law, government education, business, travel, information management, and journalism.

Students must also complete, at a minimum, the following:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University:
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University-General Education-Breadth requirements.
  • A minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • A grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Completion of 19 semester units in the program as defined below:

REQUIRED CORE: (3 units)  
POLS P101 - American Government 3 units
   
LIST A: Select 3 (10 units)  
POLS P102 - Introduction to Comparative Politics 3 units
POLS P103 - Introduction to International Politics 3 units
MATH P122 - Intro Probability/Statistics 4 units
   
LIST B: Select 2 (6 units)  
ANTH P102 - Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ECON P101 - Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
ECON P102 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
HIST P102 - World Hist from 1500 to the Present 3 units
HIST P105 - History of Western Civilization II 3 units
HIST P117 - History of the United States from the Colonial Period to 1865 3 units
HIST P118 - History of the United States from 1865 to the Present 3 units
SOCI P101 - The Social World 3 units
SOCI P102 - Social Problems 3 units
Total Overall Units 60 units

Students are not required to complete additional campus course graduation requirements.

Effective Summer 2015


JSC Job Skills Certificate
CA Certificate of Achievement
AA Associate in Arts Degree
AS Associate in Science Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
Kern Community College District