Political Science is the study of the theory and practice of government and politics. Students of politics describe and analyze political systems and behavior. Baccaluaureate programs offer courses in areas such as public administration, public law, international relations, comparative politics, political behavior, political philosophy, and U.S. government. Community and junior college students interested in pursing a bachelor's degree in Political Science are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree prior to transfer. A minimum of 60 semester credits is required for transfer as a junior into a baccalaureate Political Science program. Since admission is competitive, completing the courses recommended below does not by itself guarantee admission.
Be sure to consult the institution you plan on transferring to for course articulations.
Click here to see how courses at Illinois public 4-year institutions accept courses in transfer for this major.
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to see what courses you can take to fulfill your general education requirements
The worksheet allows you to see what courses to take to fulfill the IAI Gen. Ed. package (Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum) at any participating college or university in the State. You will find it helpful to use the major recommended general education courses shown above. You may want to print or copy a hard copy of this page.
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