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Political Science, Transfer Major AA



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The Political Science Transfer Major is an Associate of Arts Degree designed for students transferring to Iowa Regent Universities to study a variety of undergraduate majors; requirements may vary at other institutions. Students should become familiar with the specific course requirements of the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer. Students wanting to pursue this transfer major will have the opportunity to learn the necessary content and skills for upper-level classes at the transfer institution and to be successful in their desired field after graduation. 

Possible undergraduate majors and Bachelor's degree options:

  • American Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Ethics and Public Policy
  • Global Resource Systems
  • International Relations
  • Leadership Studies
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Political Science
  • Political Communication
  • Pre-Law
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations

Enrollment Date: Fall and/or Spring Semester

Minimum Required Credits: 60

Campus: Fort Dodge, Storm Lake, and Webster City

Department: Social Sciences

Articulation Agreements: Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, The University of Iowa, and St. Ambrose University

CIP#: 45.10010200

Approved: 05/18/2020

Program Outcomes:

  1. Analyze the strengths and weakness of major theories of social science. 
  2. Apply concepts of social sciences to individual, group, and cultural behaviors and ideologies. 
  3. Demonstrate basic understanding of research methods of social science disciplines. 
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, problem analysis, and the syntheses of data regarding social science theories. 
  5. Evaluate the positive and negative impact of technology on individual, social and cultural change. 
  6. Interpret major social problems from the perspectives of individuals, groups, and cultures. 
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of individuals and groups, and communication, in maintaining relationships and functioning. 
  8. Explain sociocultural/historical contexts and their influence on individual and collective behavior. 

Required Courses


These courses will also be used to satisfy requirements of categories I-VIII.

I. Communications/English/Speech


9 Hours Required

IV. Humanities


9 hours required

one course from at least two of the following four areas:

V. Distributed Requirements


5 additional hours required from categories I-IV

VIII. Electives


16 hours required, choose any course numbered 100 or above.

Total Credit Hours Required: 60


AA Program Notes:


  • Developmental courses numbered less than 100 DO NOT apply toward any certificate, diploma, or degree. Click here for the full Mandatory Assessment and Placement Chart  .   
  • Some courses may only be offered fall or spring semesters.
  • Some courses may have pre-requisites, which could impact sequence.
  • To graduate in four semesters, students must take an average of 15 transferable credits per semester.
  • Some courses may be available online or at other Iowa Central campuses.
  • Although an articulation agreement has been made with the institution(s) listed, students may transfer to another institution. Students must communicate with their Iowa Central advisor and their transfer institution when determining transferability. 
  • Major and/or degree options may vary based on desired transfer institution.

Non-Discrimination Policy


It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental, or marital status.

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Stacy Ihrig, Executive Director of Human Resources, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 50501, Telephone: (515)-574-1138, Email:  concerns@iowacentral.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Facsimile: (313) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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