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Political Science


Learn basic principles of domestic and international politics, including political institutions, processes; political ideas, ideologies and trends; and policy issues and debates. 

Program/Major Codes: AOAPOLITLSCI/POS

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Seek entry-level positions in political organizations, public service agencies, or a variety of career fields. 

Academic Options: Pursue a political science degree program at a university.  After completing a bachelor's degree, pursue graduate degrees in law, international business communications, political science, public administration, and management.

Program Requirements 2017-2018

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select a course to fulfill I requirement.** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences: select a non-POS course 3
Subtotal 26

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
POS 100 Introduction to Politics 3
POS 201 American National Government and Politics [SUN# POS 1110] 3
POS 202 Introduction to International Relations [SUN# POS 1120] 3
POS 203 Introduction to Political Ideas 3
POS 204 Introduction to Comparative Politics [SUN# POS 2204] 3
Subtotal 15

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Second Language Requirement*** 4-16
Electives**** 3-19
Subtotal 19-23
Total 60-64

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Social and Behavioral Sciences - POS 100 and 201 fulfill 6 of 9 required credits.

**In the general education categories, select a course marked "I" (Intensive writing).

*** Completion of a language course numbered 202, fourth-semester level.  Bilingual or international students should consult an advisor or counselor concerning exceptions to this requirement. 

**** Complete 3-19 transferable credits from the transfer guide or any transferable courses to total at least 60-64 credits.