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Political Science: Associate of Arts, concentration in Political Science

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The Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in Political Science provides the student with an understanding of the philosophical foundation of governing institutions, the framework of governing institutions at all levels of government, the functions of governing systems, the importance of the political process and the impact these governing institutions have on the daily lives of their citizens. The program also emphasizes interdependency of government with all other social sciences.

Degree Requirements (Total Credit Hours 60)

Mathematics (3 Hours)

Select 1 course from the Mathematics (20) Core 

Natural Sciences (6 Hours)

Select 2 courses from the Natural Sciences (30) Core 

Humanities and Visual/Performing Arts (9 Hours)

Select 1 course from the Humanities (40) Core 
Select 1 course from the Additional Humanities (41) Core 
Select 1 course from the Visual and Performing Arts (50) Core 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 Hours)

Select 2 courses from the Government (70) Core 
Select 2 courses from the History (60) Core   
Select 1 course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core   

Additional Requirements (18 Hours)


Courses from the Additional Requirements area may not be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements.

Political Science Majors at all Alamo Colleges should select their 18 hours in close consultation with their respective Political Science Advisors at both their Alamo College and the Four Year Instittuion at which they plan to matriculate

GOVT 2378: Introduction to International Relations is only offered at San Antonio College but all Alamo Colleges have agreed to accept it for “substitution credit” towards the 18 hrs. of Political Science. GOVT 2378 is accepted toward Political Science Degree at UTSA, Texas State, and Texas A&M-San Antonio

# Course not offered at Palo Alto College
CIP Code: 45.1001
Major Code: POLS

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