Merritt Taylor, Ph.D.

Merritt Taylor, Ph.D.

"Grand Valley students are well prepared, they work hard, and it's a great opportunity and privilege as a professor to be able to show them opportunities that they may not have seen before." - Merritt Taylor, Biomedical Sciences Department Read More

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Alpena Community College

Program Guide: Political Science

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 or 121 3
MTH 121 4
Social Science elective 3
PLS 221 3
Elective 3
16
Second Semester
ENG 112 or 122 3
Humanities elective 3
Science Lab elective 4
MTH 223 4
14
 

Second Year

First Semester
Humanities elective 3
PLS 222 3
Science elective 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
16
Second Semester
Elective 3
PLS 228 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
15
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeking a B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.  MTH 223 is only required for students seeking a B.S. degree.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Humanities and sicence electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-PLS course.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HST 221, HST 222, SOC 210, SOC 230
  • Students may want to consider transferring after one year.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students majoring in political science find positions in a wide variety of fields - with a large percentage of persons employed in business. Other careers include government work in administration, foreign service, and specialized overseas assignments. There are also many positions in teaching, public action and interest groups.

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