ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE 2019 - 2020
AREA OF CONCENTRATION IN ARTS & SCIENCES
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Award: Associate of Arts Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact Dr. Stephanie Hallock 443-412-2262, shallock@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This area of concentration is designed primarily to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate programs with majors in Political Science.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon completion of the AA in Political Science, students will be able to:
  1. Analyze current issues/events through historical and contextual lenses.
  2. Construct personal political opinions supported with relevant evidence, and express them in cogent and compelling written and oral formats.
  3. Evaluate the connection between themselves and the communities in which they live (local, national and global).
  4. Participate effectively in the democratic process.
  5. Perform successfully in a baccalaureate program.

TRANSFER INFORMATION
Liberal arts colleges and universities typically offer Political Science as a major. The political science courses at Harford are accepted for transfer to Maryland colleges and universities and to public and private institutions nationwide.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
The Political Science program prepares students for careers in government, law, urban planning, teaching, foreign service and research.


 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
ENG 101English Composition 3
PS 101American National Government 3
PSY 101General Psychology 3
Biological/Physical Science Elective *3
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total13
   
Second Semester Credits
ENG 109English Composition: Research Writing 3
PS 102State and Local Government 3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology 3
Mathematics Elective **3
General Elective***3
Physical Education Elective1
 Semester Total16
   
Third Semester   Credits
HIST 103History of the United States I 3
PS 201Introduction to International Relations 3
CJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice  
              or  
PS 106Introduction to Law (Same course as PL 101)  
              or  
PS 204Urban Government and Politics 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective 4
 Semester Total16
   
Fourth Semester Credits
HIST 104History of the United States II 3
CMST 101Speech Fundamentals 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
General Elective***6
 Semester Total15
   

*A four credit Biological/Physical Science Lab course may be substituted.
**A four credit course in mathematics may be substituted. MATH 216: Statistics is highly recommended.
***It is recommended that students choose general elective courses that best meet the degree requirements of the receiving institution.