The Political Science area of study is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students concentrate on building a strong foundation in political science as well as other related social science courses. It is recommended that prospective students take a traditional college-preparatory curriculum in high school, with a strong emphasis on the liberal arts and social sciences.
Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Recommended General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II  ||3|
|COMM 110||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY ||3|
|ECON 110||PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS ||3|
|POLSC 115||AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT ||3|
|SOC 110||AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ||3|
|LIFE SCIENCE *||3 to 4|
|PHYSICAL SCIENCE *||4|
|FINE ARTS *||3|
|HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS **||3|
Recommended Program Courses
|POLSC 119||STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ||3|
|POLSC 120||POLITICAL METHODS AND CONCEPTS ||3|
|INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS |
|POLSC 124||COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS ||3|
|ELECTIVES ***||11 to 14|
* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** Recommended Humanities: PHIL 110; HIST 111, 112; Foreign Language at 211 level.
*** Recommended electives: PSY 110; ECON 111; GEOG 113, 114; HIST 117, 118, 201, 202.
Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||ENGL 110; POLSC 115; Life Science; Electives|
|Spring Semester 1||ENGL 111; POLSC 119; Physical Science; Humanities|
|Fall Semester 2||COMM 110; ECON 110; POLSC 120; Fine Arts; Mathematics|
|Spring Semester 2||SOC 110; POLSC 122 or POLSC 124; Humanities/Fine Arts; Elective|
Program Contact Information
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Education and Training
General Bachelor Degree Transfer Options
Transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities. For additional transfer information, including information on transfer partnerships and transfer guides: