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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, AA with Designation

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Additional information available on the Political Science Department website at www.ppcc.edu/pos.

Recommended basic skills standards are

Political Science is the study of government: what it is, what it does, and how and why. Political scientists are interested in government at every level: local, county, state, regional, national, and international. Many of them specialize in one general area of political science such as political theory, U.S. political institutions and processes, comparative government, or international relations and organizations. Political scientists seek specialization in sub-areas within the discipline.

Full list of requirements can be found on at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours

Natural and Physical Sciences

Eight (8) credit hours.

Additional Required Courses

Twelve (12) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.


Sixteen (16) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list can be found at Approved Electives Course List of AA Degrees and Course of Study .

Please note: Additional Political Science (POS) courses beyond the 4 courses (12 credit hours) identified above may not count toward the Political Science major at the receiving four-year institution. See explanation in Limitations section.

Suggested Courses

Total Credit Hours: 60

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