2018-2019 Spring Edition 
    Jul 05, 2020  
2018-2019 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science Associate of Arts

The curriculum in the Political Science Associate of Arts Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate Degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors related to this field such as pre-law, economics, history and journalism, earning the associate degree may support attempts to gain entry level employment in government, advocacy jobs, and lobbyist professions.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and problems of politics in the United States and globally.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic systems, theories, ideologies, and models of political analysis.
  • Explore specialized fields of study, including international relations, comparative politics, and political philosophy and theory.

Total Units for the Major: 18

Associate of Arts Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.