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What will I learn?

The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer degree is a curricular pattern designed specifically to transfer students as political science majors with junior status to the CSU system. Though the Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer also provides broad general preparation for political science majors entering any four-year university, students must consult the specific requirements of any non-CSU campus to which they are applying. Students earning the Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer will be provided with a deep appreciation of the social, economic and cultural dimensions of politics and encouraged to approach all political designs and ideas critically.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Describe, explain, and evaluate American political institutions, political systems, policies and processes;
  • Identify and analyze the major current global and domestic political theories and ideologies;
  • Objectively explain critical issues in American, Comparative and World politics and be able to use theories and debates to argue convincingly in defense of a position, selecting examples to illustrate points and organizing these appropriately;
  • Employ a variety of current social scientific methodologies in the research, analysis and evaluation of data;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking ability including the understanding of alternative explanations and the forming of conclusions from the data presented.

Which department am I in?

Riverside Community College District

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$8,700.00 per year
Students pay both the USD $46 per unit enrollment fee and the USD $290 per unit non-resident tuition fee; plus out of country non-resident surcharge: USD $17 per unit.
Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

14 February 2022

Venue

Moreno Valley College

16130 Lasselle Street,

MORENO VALLEY,

California,

92551, United States

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$8,700.00 per year
Students pay both the USD $46 per unit enrollment fee and the USD $290 per unit non-resident tuition fee; plus out of country non-resident surcharge: USD $17 per unit.
Application deadline

Expected April, June 2022

Start date

14 February 2022

Venue

Riverside City College Campus

4800 Magnolia Avenue,

RIVERSIDE,

California,

92506, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Anyone who has graduated from high school; passed the California High School Proficiency Exam; earned a Certificate of Completion; passed the GED or who is 18 years of age or older.

For international students

High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18; international students must demonstrate English language skills through one of the following minimum test scores/certificates: TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent, IELTS: 4.5, iTEP: 3.0, OCFL: TOEFL iTP 450, Pearson PTE: 30, TOEFL PBT: 450, AEC: Level 6, Duolingo: 75.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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