This degree provides students with an introduction to political science. Students will acquire knowledge of fundamental political theory and research as well as the principle functions and administrations of the governments of the United States and California. Upon successful program completion, students will be able to describe the methodology and research techniques employed by contemporary political scientists and analyze the organization and operation of California state and local governments. Students also will be able to examine urban problems, regional politics, and intergovernmental relations and their interrelationships with national institutions and policies as well as the international law and international organizations designed to deal with these issues. Competencies will be assessed regularly through examinations, essays, projects, and reports.
Preparation for the Political Science Transfer Major
For information on specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in the Counseling Services Center, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. You may use the transfer major requirements to help you fulfill your associate degree requirements.