Political Science

Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer Degree 2017-2018

(Major C.7450.AA-T)

The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer Degree allows students to begin their major in Political Science at Clovis Community College and transfer to a CSU campus for completion in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts degree. The courses offered as part of the AA-T in Political Science degree give students a strong foundation in the study of American politics and government, nation-states, international actors, political theory, and political science methodology. In this way, students will be prepared for a broad spectrum of pursuits within the discipline, including, but not limited to, public administration, law, public relations, lobbying, political consulting, crisis management, journalism, public policy research, higher education, and K-12 education.

Major requirements (18 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
American Government or
Honors American Government
3 POLS 110
List A - Select three courses:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
POLSCI 3 Introduction to Political Theory and Thought 3 POLS 120
POLSCI 5 Comparative Government 3 POLS 130
POLSCI 24 International Relations 3 POLS 140
MATH 11 or
Elementary Statistics 4 MATH 110
List B - Select two courses or any course not used from List A:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECON 202
ECON 1B Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECON 201
GEOG 6 World Regional Geography 3 GEOG 125
HIST 1 Western Civilization to 1648 3 HIST 170
HIST 2 Western Civilization from 1648 3 HIST 180
HIST 5 African People in the New World 3 N/A
HIST 11 History of the United States to 1877 3 HIST 140
HIST 12 or
History of the United States from 1865, or
Honors History of the U.S. from 1865
3 HIST 140
HIST 20 World History I, to 1600 3 HIST 150
HIST 22 History of American Women 3 N/A
HIST 32 History of the Mexican American People 3 N/A
SOC 1B Critical Thinking about Social Programs 3 SOCI 115
SOC 2 American Minority Groups 3 SOCI 150

Total units for major does not include required general education or pre-requisite courses.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the historically significant theories employed within the discipline of political science
  2. Interpret and evaluate political events through a critical comparison of local, state, national and international political frameworks and institutions
  3. Explain the complex relationship between political culture, diverse political institutions, and patterns of global engagement.

To obtain the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer Degree, students must complete the following requirements:

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


  • Students will be advised by counseling to take Elementary Statistics (MATH-11 or STAT-7) to satisfy theMathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning area requirement.
  • Certification of either the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) or theIntersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU version) is required. CSU GE-Breadth and IGETCadvising sheets are available in Student Services, AC2-133 or online at CCC GE (CSU/UC) GE and Major Sheets
  • CSU GE- Breadth and IGETC advising sheets are available in Student Services, AC2-133 or online atCCC GE (CSU/UC) GE and Major Sheets
  • Courses may double count in the major and CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC.

To see what CSU campuses accept this degree go to adegreewithaguarantee.com

Faculty Advisors: Brown, Jackson-Ybarra.

2017 - 2018 Political Science for Transfer Printable Major Sheet