Program Overview

The Associate for Arts in Political Science for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similiar major at a CSU campus. Students completing an AA-T degree are guaranteed admissons to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or university or a college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information or university admissions and transfer requirements.

Program Requirements

Required Core: 3 units Units
PLSC 200 National, State and Local Government 3 units
List A: Select 3 courses (9-10 units) from the following: Units
PLSC 115 Comparative Government 3 units
PLSC 130 International Relations 3 units
PLSC 280 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability & Statistics 4 units
OR
PSYC 171 Quantitative Reasoning in Psychology 3 units
List B: Select 2 courses (6 units) from the following: Units
ECON 100 Principles of Macro Economics 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
HIST 201 United States History I 3 units
HIST 202 United States History II 3 units
HIST 235 History of Ethnic Groups in the United States 3 units
HIST 240 History of Ethnic Groups in California 3 units
PLSC 301 California State and Local Government 3 units
PLSC 335 History and Politics of the Middle East 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 18 - 19

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Up to a total of 15-16 major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline Associate Degree requirements.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.