Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science - A.A. (TTP)


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For more information on this program, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.

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.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • Credits: (3)
  • Foreign Language [One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language] Credits: (6)
  • Political Science Elective (POLS Prefix) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (7)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Footnote


1Students should confer with their advisor or a representative of the university to which they intend to transfer to determine the recommended history courses. Students who intend to transfer to UTK should take 6 credit hours of a non-U.S. History sequence to fulfill the History requirements. UTC requires that one of the History courses be U.S. History.

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.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Political Science Elective (POLS Prefix) Credits: (3)
  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • History  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)1
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • Credits: (3)
  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (3)
  • History  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)1
  • 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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