Political Science Studies Degree | Naugatuck Valley Community College

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Liberal Arts and Behavioral/Social Sciences Division

Political Science Studies

Program Description

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on pages 54-57. Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required. In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a CT State University or to Charter Oak State College, you must earn an overall 2.0 GPA.

Program Requirements

Competency or Program Requirement Course Number and Title Required Credits
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications listed 3
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics Choose any Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics listed 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication course listed 3
Quantitative Reasoning Choose any Quantitative Reasoning listed 3
Scientific Knowledge◊◊ Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed 3-4
Scientific Reasoning◊◊ Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed 3-4
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed 3
Program Requirements POL*H111 American Government 3
Choose any Political Science listed 3
Choose any Political Science listed 3
General Education Elective - Creativity 3
General Education Elective - Global Knowledge 3
Free Elective1 3
Free Elective1 3
Free Elective1 3
Free Elective1 3
Free Elective1 3

Total Credits: 61-62

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

MAT*H137 and courses numbered lower than MAT*H137 will not transfer to Connecticut State Universities as Quantitative Reasoning courses.

◊◊At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

1Students who have taken MAT*H185 should take 9 credits, and students taking MAT*H186 should take 8 credits. Students should consider beginning or completing work on foreign language requirements not already met in high school and beginning work on minor requirements of some CSUs. They may also complete other State University General Education requirements.

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