Associate of Arts Degree in Political Science


The Associate Degree is designed to provide an education experience that prepares students for work, citizenship, and an enriched life as an educated person, and to lay a solid foundation for further study in the field of Political Science.

Note: Students planning to progress to the BA Major or Minor in Political Science should complete 9 credits of POLI courses at the 1000 level and 6 credits of POLI courses at the 2000 level. BA students should also take SOCIĀ 2260.

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Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Curricular Requirements

Within the framework of the Associate of Arts Degree, students must complete at least 60 credits with a minimum grade of C in each course, including the following:

Select 12 credits of courses in POLI at the 1100 level or higher12
Select 3 credits of courses in POLI at the 2000 level or higher3
Total Credits15

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts degree in Political Science.

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