The program is part of the Social Sciences Department and is committed to the highest possible standards in teaching and facilitating learning in a student-centered environment. Political Science examines the American political system, including an in-depth look at the structure and process of local, state and federal governments. Political science degrees are available at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Graduates are poised for career opportunities in a wide array of agencies including government, non-profit, corporate and administration organizations.The Political Science Program introduces students to political theory and government structure. Students learn the skills of logical reasoning, critical analysis, fact gathering and developing effective arguments. In addition, students in the program gain an understanding for, and appreciation of, the American political system.
The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including the major requirements and breadth requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. The AA-T in Political Science has been designed to help students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in political science at a California State University (CSU) institution. However, students are guaranteed admission to a CSU institution, but not to a particular campus or major.