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
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II
ART 1030 Art Appreciation
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2111 American Lit: Pre-Colonial - 1865
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 British Lit: 1785 - Present
ENGL 2310 World Lit: Beginnings - 1650
ENGL 2320 World Lit: 1650 - Present
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Social and Behavioral Science Courses
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics
Choose one additional course
ECON 2020 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 1110 Survey of World Civilizations I
HIST 1120 Survey of World Civilizations II
HIST 2010 Survey of American History I
HIST 2020 Survey of American History II

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 Survey of Physical Science I
PSCI 1020 Survey of Physical Science II

Mathematics Requirement
MATH 1530 Statistics and Probability

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
Seven (7) hours of general electives

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.S.
POLS 1030 American Government
One (1) Political Science elective
Thirteen (13) hours of general electives

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