Political Science

A.S. (TTP)

Program Information

Career Community: Social Sciences
Degree Type: A.S. (TTP)
Program Location: Main Campus

What is Political Science General Transfer?


An Associate of Science in Political Science is a program that guides students who plan to transfer for a Bachelor or Master of Science at a college or university. Students that wish to go into the field of Political Science will be served by this degree.

Political Science Degree

Program Outcomes

Political science delves into the study of governments, public policies, and political behavior. It is a social science which uses both humanistic perspectives and scientific skills to examine the United States and all countries and regions of the world.

As a political science major, you will hone the writing, communication, analytical, and data skills that are fundamental to a liberal arts education. This kind of education will prepare you to think critically and independently, help you appreciate differing points of view, and broaden your knowledge of current affairs. Today, students can reasonably expect to change jobs more than once and even have more than one career. An undergraduate education in the liberal arts is excellent preparation for flexibility in employment.

  • Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening, reading, and research skills.
  • Evaluate the significance of humanity’s cultural heritage and diversity and its development in a historical and/or global context through critical and analytical methodologies.
  • Connect knowledge of social and cultural institutions to issues of personal or public importance.
  • Analyze historical and contemporary issues by drawing on historical contexts.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
    Apply relevant mathematical modeling to a variety of applied or theoretical problems.
  • In addition, students who complete the Political Science emphasis will understand the basic factors affecting politics and government.

What Are My Options to Pay for This Degree?

Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov. A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

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Classes You Might Take

Political Science A.S. DEGREE

  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)
  • GEN 1010 – First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530 – Introductory Statistics (3 credits)
  • HIST 2010 or HIST 2310 (Early United States History or Early World History) (3 credits)
  • POLS 1030 – American Government (3 credits)


  • ECON 2100 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ENGL 1020 – English Composition II (3 credits)
  • GEOG 2010 – World Regional Geography (3 credits)
  • HIST 2020 or HIST 2320 (Modern United States History or Modern World History) (3 credits)
  • HUM 1280 – Comparative Cultures (3 credits)


  • POLS 1020 – Intro to Political Science (3 credits)
  • ASTR 1010 – Solar System Astronomy (4 credits)
  • RELS 2020 – Religions of the World (3 credits)
  • ENGL 2110 or ENGL 2310 (Early American Literature or Early World Literature) (3 credits)
  • HIST 2020 or HIST 2320 (Modern United States History or Modern World History) (3 credits)
  • COMM 2025 – Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits)
  • POLS 1501 – Intro to International Relations (3 credits)
  • BIOL 1520 – Environmental Science I (4 credits)
  • POLS 2010 – State/Local Gov’t (3 credits)
  • PHED 1610 – Fitness I (1 credit)

Contact Cleveland State about Social Sciences


Dr. Ryan Thompson, Dean of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Email: rthompson@clevelandstatecc.edu

Talk to Us: (423) 478-6229