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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science AA

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Program Description

Political science, also called government, is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts and political behavior.  It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics which is commonly thought of as determining the distribution of power and resources. Political scientists “see themselves engaged in revealing the relationships underlying political events and conditions, and from these revelations they attempt to construct general principles about the way the world of politics works.

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Program Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Synthesize the fundamental political processes, institutions, actors, and ideas.
  • Evaluate significant political events and historical figures.
  • Explain how factors such as religion, race, gender, ethnicity, class, or region influence political narratives.
  • Communicate political arguments in oral or written forms.
  • Explain how one’s political participation impacts the political process.


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Student Organizations

Student Historical Society ♦ Student Government Association ♦ African-American Student Association ♦ Native-American Student Alliance ♦ Hispanic Student Association ♦ Muslim Student Alliance ♦ International Student Association

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the Political Science AA Program Map  .

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 37

Humanities 6 hours

See the General Education Requirements  for the course list.

Mathematics 3 hours

See the General Education Requirements  for the course list.

Science 7 hours

See the General Education Requirements  for the course list.  One course must be a laboratory science.

General Education Recommended Electives 3 hours

General Education Required Electives 3 hours

Select three (3) credit hours from courses in Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre), Foreign Language, Psychology, or Social Sciences.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 23

Total Credit Hours: 60

Proficiency in a foreign language is recommended.
To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
Physical Education activity classes do not count toward the graduation requirements for this degree.

University Transfer Information

This degree transfers to Oklahoma State University (OSU) and copies of the current transfer agreements are provided below.  Work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses.  You are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and the advisors from the selected four-year institution 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 OSU BA Political Science  
TCC AA Political Science to OSU BS Political Science  

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