Political Science IAI Recommendations
Political Science is the study of the theory and practice of government and politics.
Students of politics describe and analyze political systems and behavior. Baccaluaureate
programs offer courses in areas such as public administration, public law, international
relations, comparative politics, political behavior, political philosophy, and U.S.
government. Community and junior college students interested in pursing a bachelor's
degree in Political Science are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in
Arts or Associate in Science degree prior to transfer. A minimum of 60 semester
credits is required for transfer as a junior into a baccalaureate Political Science
program. Since admission is competitive, completing the courses recommended below
does not by itself guarantee admission.
Be sure to consult the institution you plan on transferring to for course articulations.
Updated: September 28, 2010
The major panel courses recommended will be accepted as credit toward the major at the receiving institutions listed.
Credit will either be accepted as a course equivalent or be counted as elective credit toward fulfilling the requirements of the major.
- Once a transfer institution is chosen, students should consult the appropriate transfer guide as soon as possible for guidance on the most successful transfer path .Click here to view other Articulation Agreements..
- Note that if the receiving institution does not offer the course or does not offer it at the lower-division level, the student will receive elective lower-division major credit for the course but may be required to take the course at the upper division level.
- Receiving institutions may still require additional lower division courses to satisfy the major requirements, but students transferring should be able to complete the remaining courses in the same time that a native student can be reasonably expected to do so.
- Approval of this list of recommended courses does not guarantee that the student will be admitted to the receiving institution or to that major.
The following institutions have agreed to the major courses listed below:
| PART I: Political Science IAI Major Recommendations
|| 3-12 semester credits
| PART II: Political Science IAI GECC Recommendations
||Minimum 37 semester credits