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2020-2021 Catalog SVC 
2020-2021 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science

Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA, Planning Guide

Program Overview

Political science seeks to study formal and informal power, governmental institutions, and political processes across the individual, societal, state, and inter-state levels. American government, state and local government, and comparative government are concerned with the structure and functioning of government at the level indicated. International relations are concerned with the relationships of nations with each other.

Sample Career Options Include:

Political Scientist
Reporters and Correspondents
Paralegals and Legal Assistants


If you are considering a major in Political Science and transferring to a four-year college or university in Washington state, our Transfer Program Planning Guide is designed to provide you with recommended courses to complete your Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA  degree. Of course, educational plans may vary, based on which quarter you begin, how many credits are taken, placement into Math and English, and your preferred transfer institution. To keep you on the best pathway, we encourage you to consult with an Academic Advisor for scheduling options.

Program Map

Program Maps are an integral part of our Planning Guide. Each Program Map includes a suggested quarterly sequence of courses so you could earn your degree within two years of full-time study. Your Program Map is also designed to help you create an individualized, customized Educational Plan, which is required of all SVC students. To start creating your Educational Plan, please consult with an Academic Advisor.

Program Map - Political Science