Political science is a social science which deals with the distribution of power and resources through systems of governance. The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer with a focus in political science includes courses that are commonly required for this major and meets lower-division general education requirements at all Oregon public universities.
Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes
While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|WR 121Z||Composition I||4|
|WR 122Z||Composition II||4|
|or WR 227Z|| Technical Writing|
Political science courses do not need to be taken in sequence.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts should consider completing three terms of a 200-level language course. The 100-level language courses will count as electives. The 200-level language courses will partially fulfill the arts and letters requirement.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science should consider taking more math and science courses. Language is not necessary. It is recommended that students pursuing a political science degree take additional social sciences courses to fulfill some elective credits. Economics, geography, and history courses are particularly helpful. For details, speak with an advisor.
- Academic Requirements:
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.