Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer (AA-T)

Division: Social Sciences

This degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transition to a California State University. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Political Science through the study of theories, groups and relationships, and a better understanding of how political and governmental institutions make and implement decisions and the effects those decisions have on individual, group, and societal behavior. Students will acquire skills to think critically, communicate ideas and become more informed citizens.

Programs Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to explain and evaluate the significant factors that influence the American and other political systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the knowledge of politics by using the major analytical and theoretical framework in several subfields or political science.
  • Be prepared for active citizenship and begin to develop an ongoing interest in national and global politics.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

This Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for political science for all CSU campuses. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include: civil service, education, law (including paralegal studies), journalist, and lobbyist, among many others.

Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
ECON 040Principles of Microeconomics *3
ECON 050Principles of Macroeconomics3
POLS 005Federal, State and Local Government *3
POLS 006Comparative Politics *3
POLS 008International Relations3
SSCI 025Statistics - Social Sciences *4
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units
The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average and a “C” or better grade in all required major and restricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).