Oct 20, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Degree Map: Political Science A.A.


The degree map below is an example of how a full-time student can complete this degree in two years.  You should see an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for an Associate in Arts/Science degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
General Education Science (without lab).  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
POLS 2103 - Introduction to State and Local Government   3
Required General Education Elective. Select one three-hour course from one of the following: Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre). If intended transfer is into a pre-professional health program, PSYC 1113 is strongly recommended. 3
General Education Science (with lab).  The following course is recommended:
BIOL 1114 - General Biology for Non-Majors (L)  
4
General Education Recommended Elective.  The following course is recommended:
CSCI 1203 - Computer Concepts and Applications  or select three (3) credit hours from the list of Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives  
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
General Education Humanities.  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 3
Political Science Elective.  Select one course from the list of Political Science electives (see below). 3
Recommended Elective.  Select two (2) courses from the list of recommended electives. 6
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check and to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency if needed.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
General Education Humanities.  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 3
Political Science Elective.  Select two (2) courses from the list of Political Science electives (see below). 6
Recommended Elective.  Select two (2) courses from the list of recommended electives. 6
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.

Political Science Electives (a total of 12 hours is required)
POLS 2023 - Introduction to American Politics  
POLS 2033 - Introduction to Political Thought  
POLS 2103 - Introduction to State and Local Government  
POLS 2133 - Introduction to Public Administration  
POLS 2153 - Introduction to the Constitution and Judicial Process  
POLS 2203 - Introduction to International Relations  


Transfer Information

This degree is intended for transfer to a four-year university for completion of a baccalaureate degree and TCC has signed agreements with OSU which are provided below.  You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.

TCC AA Political Science to NSU BA Political Science 2018-2019  

TCC AA Political Science to OSU BA Political Science 2016-2017  
TCC AA Political Science to OSU BS Political Science 2016-2017