2016-2017 Catalog 
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2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Sciences Program, Political Science Option, A.A.

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This option combines political science and other liberal arts courses required for transfer to a four-year college political science program. Upon the receipt of either an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, a student may enter such occupations as Federal, State, county or local government service, political consulting, interest group staffs, political parties, international business or government service; the teaching of civics and history courses, journalism, law enforcement or law.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Communicate skills and content effectively in written and verbal forms
  • Complete written assignments demonstrating skills of political analysis
  • Explain political science methodology
  • Compare and contrast political ideologies and theories of governance
  • Describe the workings of a democratic civil society
  • Summarize the content of important political documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the UN Charter on Human Rights
  • Illustrate in written and oral form the diversity of global political life and the impact of such diversity on their personal lives


General Education - 45-48 credits

As described in General Education .

Elective - 0-3 credits

Total credits required for degree: 60


* Offered Fall Term only

** Offered Spring Term only

Program Code for registration: SSPOL

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Suggested Sequence - Social Sciences Program A.A. Degree Political Science Option

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Semester 1 - Fall Term

Total credits: 15-17

Semester 2 - Spring Term

Total credits: 15-16

Semester 3 - Fall Term

Total credits: 16

Semester 4 - Spring Term

Total credits: 12-15

Sequence Notes:

(1) A minimum of 12 credits are required from the Mathematics , Sciences  or Technological Competency  knowledge areas.

(2) One course is required from the Cultural & Global Awareness  knowledge area. Students may meet this requirement while simultaneously fulfilling the General Education  requirement for another knowledge area.

Bachelor’s Degree Through Brookdale

This is a preferred Associate degree for students planning to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. For information see Dual Admissions or University Partnerships.

Transfer Information

For-additional information on transfer visit the Transfer Resources website at https://www.brookdalecc.edu/transfer-resources/ and University Partnerships.

Degree Audit Information

Access your Degree Audit Academic Evaluation through WebAdvisor.  Once you log into WebAdvisor, click on the Students menu, then click Degree Audit - Progress Toward My Degree under Academic Profile.

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