Political Science - Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT)

Description

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

Please see the General Education page for statewide general education student learning outcomes.

Entrance Requirements

While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
General Education/Foundational
Health:
Choose 3 credits 13
Mathematics:
Choose one course4
Oral Communication:
Choose one course3-4
Writing:
WR 121Academic Composition4
WR 122Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition4
or WR 227 Technical Writing
General Education/Discipline Studies
Cultural Literacy:
One course from the following categories must be designated as cultural literacy on the Discipline Studies list (credits count once).
Arts and Letters:
Choose three courses from at least two prefixes9-12
Social Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes 212-16
Recommend: PS 201, PS 204
Science/Math/Computer Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes including at least three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science12-20
Electives
Choose any course numbered 100 or above that brings the total credits to 90 quarter hours. This may include up to 12 credits of Career and Technical Education courses designated by COCC as acceptable.39
Recommend: PS 206
Total Credits90-106

Advising Notes

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.

Performance Standards

  • 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.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First TermCredits
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Mathematics:4
Oral Communication:3-4
WR 121Academic Composition4
 Credits14-16
Second Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Discipline Studies Social Science (recommend PS 201)4
Health (3 credits with HHP or HHPA prefix)3
WR 122
Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition
Technical Writing
4
 Credits14-15
Third Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science 3-5
Discipline Studies Social Science (recommend PS 204)4
Elective (recommend PS 206)4
 Credits14-17
Fourth Term
Discipline Studies Social Science (recommend PS 205)4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science3-5
Elective4
Elective4
 Credits15-17
Fifth Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science3-5
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Elective4
Elective4
Elective4
 Credits18-21
Sixth Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science3-5
Elective4
Elective4
Elective4
 Credits15-17
 Total Credits90-103

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