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2014-2015 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2014-2015 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science

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Political Science focuses on the study of political cultures and political institutions as a preparation for citizenship in the community, nation and world.

Degree: Associate of Arts

Emphasis: Political Science

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog ( for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements.

3Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions.


• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See for additional information.

•Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year

Fall Term (15 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (12 semester credit hours)

Second Year

Fall Term (16 semester credit hours)

  • 1 ENGL Literature Elective (3 hrs.)  (Select from WS approved General Education list)1, 3

    1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.)  (Select from WS approved General Education list)1, 3

  • (3 hrs.)
  • (3 hrs.)
  • 1 Behavioral/Social Science elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1, 3

Spring Term (17 semester credit hours)

Program Degree Requirements - A.A. Political Science

General Education Requirements (41 hours)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9 hours)

Approved Literature General Education elective1, 3 3 credits

Approved Humanities General Education elective1,3 6 credits

History (6 hours)

Approved History General Education electives2 6 credits

Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)

Mathematics (3 hours)

Approved Mathematics General Education elective1,3  3 credits

Natural Science (8 hours)

Approved Natural Science w/Lab General Education electives1, 3  8 credits

Area of Emphasis Requirements (19 hours)

Total Credit Hours 60

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