Ventura College – Political Science AA-T

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Required Core: Complete ALL of the following courses

POLS V01 American Government (3 Units)*

List A: Select 3 courses from the following 9-10 units:

POLS V04 Introduction to Political Theory (3 Units)*

POLS V02 Comparative Government (3 Units)*

POLS V05 Introduction to International Relations (3 Units)*

POLS V03 Introduction to Political Science (3 Units)*

Any one of the following: (3-4 units)

SOC V07 Sociological Analysis (3 Units)*

PSY V04 Introductory Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (4 Units)*

MATH V44 Elementary Statistics (4 Units)*

List B: Select 2 courses from the following 6-7 units:

Any courses not selected above, any CSU transferable political science courses and/or other courses that are articulated as lower division preparation for the political science major at CSU, or any CSU transferable introductory course in the Social sciences (CSU GE Area D) 6-7 units

*The courses noted with an asterisk were offered online at least once at this college during Fall 2020, Spring 2021 Fall 2021.

The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer Degree (Political Science AA-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing the degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. A student graduating with an Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer Degree may transfer to a CSU Campus to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, History Law, or International Studies or similar programs.

California State University (CSU) Transfer Degrees | Ventura College

In addition to the courses listed above, complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • Option 2 – CSU General Education Breadth
  • Option 3 – IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum

Important Note: Some of the courses listed above may require the completion of prerequisites and/or they may also satisfy general education requirements. We encourage all students to meet with a counselor, onsite or online, to create an education plan that will provide the most efficient pathway to degree completion.

The courses listed above, along with Option 2 and Option 3 may or may not be offered online every term at this college. Visit the college’s website (below) for online options in its class schedule.  If you don’t find what you need, search our online course finder to locate an equivalent online course currently available from a partner college.

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