The Political Science Associate in Arts Degree is designed to prepare students to acquire basic historical, constitutional, theoretical, governmental knowledge and academic skills both to transfer to a four year institution and to understand the causes of past and present social and political events.
The Associate in Arts Degree in Political Science for Transfer prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Political Science. Political Science is the scientific study of government. As such, it encompasses a wide range of interdisciplinary subjects, including economics, history, law, and philosophy. This degree is an excellent general preparation for careers in conflict resolution, criminal justice, diplomacy, education, elections, journalism, the practice of law, public administration and public policy, public service, and research.