Ross  Sherman, Ph.D.

Ross Sherman, Ph.D.

"The biggest thing I like about teaching at Grand Valley is that you get to spend time with students, and not just in the classroom, but also in the laboratory." - Ross Sherman, Movement Science Department Read More

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Lake Michigan College

Program Guide: Political Science

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 101 3
MATH 128 4
POSC 101 3
Science Lab elective 4
Second Semester
ENGL 102 3
Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
POSC 203 3
POSC 202 3

Second Year

First Semester
Elective 4
Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
POSC 102 or 204 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Second Semester
Science elective 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A.. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language. Students seeking the B.S. degree must take MATH 216.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-POSC course.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 201, HIST 202, HONR 215, SOC 201, SOC 202, SOC 205


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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