Political Science Pathway

The Associate of Arts/Science

Contact Information
Bill Fry
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50216

Program and Career Description

Political science careers typically require a bachelor's degree. A variety of career opportunities are available in international diplomacy, politics, city management, political research, or education. The Associate of Arts/Science Political Science is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of the bachelor's degree in a community college setting. Students majoring in political science will learn about the U.S. Constitution, the branches of government, and political theory as well as modern political dynamics.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required) 
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)  
ART 2000 Art History Survey I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Intro to Art
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2055 African-American Literature
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2120 Modern American Literature
ENGL 2210 Early British Literature
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Early Humanities
HUM 1020 Modern Humanities
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Social and Behavioral Science Courses
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics
Choose one additional course
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose TWO History Courses 
HIST 2310 Early World History
HIST 2320 Modern World History
HIST 2010 Early United States History
HIST 2020 Modern United States History

Choose TWO Natural Science Courses 
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II
IOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
PSCI 1010 Principles of Physical Science
PSCI 1020 Principles of Earth/Space

Mathematics Requirement
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.A.
POLS 1030 American Government
One (1) Political Science elective
SPAN 1010 and 1020 Spanish I and II or FREN 1010 and 1020 French I and II
COL 1030 College to Career Navigation
Four (4) hours of general electives

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.S.
POLS 1030 American Government
COL 1030 College to Career Navigation
One (1) Political Science elective
Ten (10) hours of general electives

The Associate of Arts/Science: Political Science requires 60 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.