Sara Sherry

Sara Sherry

"I chose to attend Grand Valley because I knew it was a well-respected school." - Sara Sherry '11, President, Mixed Staffing and Management Read More

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West Shore Community College

Program Guide: Political Science

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 3
MTH 151 4
Humanities elective 3
POL 151 3
Elective 3
16
Second Semester
ENG 112 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
15
 

Second Year

First Semester
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Elective 3
Lab Science elective 4
Elective 3
Elective 5
18
Second Semester
World Perspectives elective 3
Science elective 4
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
16
 

NOTES:

  • 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 MTH 123.
  • Students may consider transferring after one year.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-POL 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.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 112, GEO 133, LIT 213, PHL 202, SPN 202, HIS 142
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ANT 114, SOC 275, HIS 145, HIS 146

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.

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2025 • 1-800-748-0246 • admissions@gvsu.edu