Political Science PLSE.S.AA

Associate of Arts - 61 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Political Science

What is "Political Science"?

The Associate of Arts in Political Science is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue a baccalaureate degree in political science or a related field. The curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore general education requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of political structures, actors and processes to the understanding of contemporary political, social and economic issues.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of ways with varied audiences through writing skills, oral communication skills, listening skills, reading skills, computer literacy and information literacy..
  • Demonstrate knowledge of political structures, actors and processes in various local, national and international settings.
  • Recognize and articulate an understanding of the increasing interdependence of world cultures and their consequences.
  • Demonstrate ability to think logically and solve problems using analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
  • Achieve group goals in a variety of social contexts.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in accomplishing goals.

Career Opportunities


Completion of this program guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM). OTM courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Ohio on a course-by-course basis or in total.

Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
Associate of Arts Elective 12
Associate of Arts Communication Group Elective 3
Multicultural Elective 3
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 6
Ohio Transfer Module: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 6
Ohio Transfer Module: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 6
Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics Elective 3
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
PLS 1120 American Federal Government 3
PLS 1232 State & Local Government 3
PLS 2200 Political Life, Systems & Issues 3
PLS 2220 International Relations 3
SCC 1101 First Year Experience 1
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