Associate in Arts Degree

Political Science

The following curriculum is designed to satisfy the basic lower division requirements for political science majors at senior institutions. Baccalaureate programs in political science may specialize in such areas as public administration, public law, international relations, comparative politics, political behavior, political philosophy, and U.S. government. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

Learn more: Email advising@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8500.

Political Science Major (2 courses)
Credit hours: 6

  • * PLSC 1513 - American Government
  • * PLSC 2613 - Introduction to International Relations

Communications General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

A minimum grade of C is required in *ENGL 1613 and *ENGL 1623.

  • * ENGL 1613 - English I
  • * ENGL 1623 - English II
  • * SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech

Laboratory Science General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 8

CHOOSE TWO IAI courses, one from the life sciences and one from the physical sciences.

Mathematics General Education (1 course)
Credit hours: 3-5

CHOOSE ONE IAI mathematics courses from the following five choices:

  • * MATH 1704 - Contemporary Mathematics
  • * MATH 1713 - Finite Mathematics
  • * MATH 1774 - Statistics
  • * MATH 1833 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • * MATH 2515 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Humanities General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

CHOOSE THREE IAI humanities courses, with at least one course from general humanities and at least one course from the fine arts or interdisciplinary category.

Social and Behavioral Science General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

CHOOSE THREE IAI social and behavioral science courses from at least two different prefixes.

Electives (6-10 courses)
Credit hours: 20

CHOOSE 20 credit hours of courses from any transfer-level elective area. A maximum of four credit hours can come from physical education activity courses. Consult your transfer university to determine appropriate electives.

Minimum credit hours required for completion - 64

*Course has prerequisite.

Political Science A.A.—Suggested course sequence

Fall
* PLSC 1513 3 cr. hrs.
* ENGL 1613 3 cr. hrs.
* Laboratory Science course 4 cr. hrs.
* Mathematics course 3-5 cr. hrs.
* Elective 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
* ENGL 1623 3 cr. hrs.
* SPCH 1553 3 cr. hrs.
* Laboratory Science course 4 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.

Fall
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.
* PLSC 2613 3 cr. hrs.
* Electives 7 cr. hrs.

Spring
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.
* Electives 10 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Use The Transfer Guide

To see how your courses transfer, log on to U.Select (formerly CAS), at http://www.transfer.org/. U.Select is an online tool that will help you view program requirements, course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university.