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2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science - A.A. (TTP)


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The Department of Economics, Geography, History and Political Science  is focused on developing in students an understanding of the present that is informed by an awareness of the past as well as the complex and interdependent relationships between cultures and societies.  The Associate of Arts in Political Science is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor's degree in the field of history, criminal justice, or law.

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


  • History  Credits: (6)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (at least one course in Literature) Credits: (9)
  • Natural Sciences Credits: (8)
  • Social/Behavioral Science Credits: (3)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • Political Science Elective Credits: (3)
  • Foreign Language [One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language]  Credits: (6)
  • University Parallel Elective Credits: (7)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for computer literacy requirements

Career and Salary Information


Career Median Salary in Tennessee with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary in Tennessee with Bachelor Degree
Lawyer $93,600 $187,200
Political Scientist $57,400 $104,400
Police Officer (Patrol) $40,600 $57,300

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Social/Behavior Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (1)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language)  Credits: (3)
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (4)
  • Political Science Elective Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language)  Credits: (3)
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)

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