Brian  Parks

Brian Parks

"Being supported by Grand Valley to go to conferences was mind blowing to me. It helped me dream a little bit bigger." - Brian Parks '08, Financial Analyst, Herman Miller Read More

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St. Clair County Community College

Program Guide: Political Science

First Year

First Semester
ENG 101 3
MTH 113 5
PS 210 3
Humanities elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 102 3
PS 220 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
PS 230 3
Science Lab elective 4
MTH 120 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Science elective 4
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate a third semester proficiency in a foreign language.  MTH 120 is only required for students seeking the B.S. degree
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-PS course.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 225, ENG 236, HIS 149, HIS 150, HIS 233, HIS 297, SOC 110, SOC 160, SOC 201
  • It is recommended that students consider transferring after one year.


Political Science as a major or minor can lead to careers in business, government work in administration, foreign service, and specialized overseas assignments. There may also be careers in public action and interest groups.

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