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Political Science - A.A.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Written Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I


ENG 122English Composition II


Total Credit Hours:6

Students may also complete ENG 122 and a gtPathways approved CO3 course


Select one gtPathways Mathematics course (GT-MA1)

Total Credit Hours:3

Arts and Humanities

Select two gtPathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)

Total Credit Hours:6


Select one gtPathways course (GT-HI1)

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECO 201Principles of Macroeconomics


ECO 202Principles of Microeconomics


Total Credit Hours:6

Natural and Physical Sciences

Select two gtPathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1).

Total Credit Hours:8

Additional Required Courses

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.
Course NumberTitleCredits
POS 105Introduction to Political Science


POS 111American Government


POS 205International Relations


POS 225Comparative Government


Total Credit Hours:12


  • Select 16 credits from the approved list of electives or log into eWOLF to see elective requirements in DegreeCheck.
  • Selection of elective credits should be done with a Front Range advisor and your intended transfer institution.
Total Credit Hours:16
Please note:  Additional Political Science (POS) courses beyond the 4 courses (12 credit hours) identified above may not count toward the Political Science major at the receiving 4-year institution. See explanation in Limitations section (pg.3).

Participating Colorado Public Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education

  • Adams State University* [B.A. History, Anthropology, & Political Science: Political Science]
  • Colorado Mesa University* [B.A. Political Science]
  • Colorado State University-Ft Collins [B.A. Political Science]
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo [B.A. Political Science; B.S. Political Science]
  • Fort Lewis College [B.A. Political Science]
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver [B.A. Political Science]
  • University of Colorado Boulder [B.A. Political Science]
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs [B.A. Political Science]
  • University of Colorado Denver [B.A. Political Science]
  • University of Northern Colorado [B.A. Political Science]
  • Western State Colorado University [B.A. Politics & Government]

The receiving institutions listed above in this agreement will accept all applicable credits earned within ten years of transfer to the receiving institution. Credits earned more than ten years earlier will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

*Adams State University and Colorado Mesa University also offer two-year degrees; they are participating in this agreement as both two-year and four-year degree-granting institutions.

Total Credit Hours: 60