Political Science

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Political Science

A.S. (TTP)

Expected Hours for A.S. (TTP) Degree

60

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.

What will I learn?

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.

All students who complete a degree designated as a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will be able to do the following:

  1. Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening, reading, and research skills.
  2. 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.
  3. Connect knowledge of social and cultural institutions to issues of personal or public   importance.
  4. Analyze historical and contemporary issues by drawing on historical contexts.
  5. Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  6. 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 is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

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. He/she 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.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

MATH 1530

Introductory Statistics

3

HIST 2010 or HIST 1120

American History I or World Civilization I

3

POLS 1030

American Government

3


Fall Semester Milestones

  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

ECON 2010

Macroeconomics

3

ENGL 1020

English Composition II

3

GEOG 2010

World Regional Geography

3

HIST 2020 or HIST 1120

American History II or World Civilizations II

3

HUM 1280

Comparative Cultures

3


Spring Semester Milestones


  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

If this is your first term of enrollment and you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is December 1.

  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Fall Semester

POLS 1020

Intro to Political Science

3

ASTR

Astronomy I

4

HUM 2780

World Religions

3

ENGL 2110 or ENGL 2310

Early American Literature or Early World Literature

3

HIST 1120 or HIST 2020

American History II or World Civilizations II

3


Fall Semester Milestones

  • FINANCIAL ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

SPCH 1010

Fundamentals of Speech Communications

3

POLS 1501

Intro to International Relations

3

BIOL

Environmental Science I

4

POLS 2010

State/Local Gov’t

3

PHED 1010

Physical Fitness

1

Subtotal

60


Spring Semester Milestones

  • Congratulations!  After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
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  • Apply to graduate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on CougarNet.
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  • Complete program test and exit exam in the Testing Center. Schedule to take your exams by going to mycs.cc/testing.

FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

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