Political Science Transfer Curriculum

Recommended AA Transfer Curriculum for Political Science

The discipline of political science revolves around government, public policy and ethics, foreign politics, law and judicial process.

This is only a suggested transfer program and might not be appropriate for every student. Some four-year institutions accept more than 62 credit hours in transfer to fulfill requirements in political science. Consult the Transfer Center for help in selecting courses appropriate for the program at the college or university where you plan to transfer.


  • Political
  • Geographer
  • Political Scientist
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • Political Consultant
  • Public Administration

Faculty are available during scheduled office hours to advise students about their courses and program. Peruse some of the offerings in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

All full-time transfer students are required to take OCS 121.

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.

Minimum General Education (42-43)

Communications (9) Semester Hours
ENG 101 3
ENG 102 3
SPE 108 3
Humanities and Fine Arts (9)
PHL 101 3
Select from Group II (Foreign language may be required.) 9
Social and Behavioral Science (9)
Select from Group III 9
Mathematics (5)
MTH 115
MTH 126
Select from Group IV [1]



Physical and Life Science (8)
Select from Group IV (must include one lab.) 4
Area of Concentration/Electives (24-25)
POL 101 3
POL 102 3
POL 108 3
POL 210 3
Minimum for AS Degree 62
1. Math requirements for political science vary at four-year institutions. Consult the Transfer Center.