Dec 10, 2018  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
  
2018-2019 College Catalog

Political Science Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide


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Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.

Use the AA -DTA Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Political Science.

Political Science is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Public Administration, Public Policy, Law, Business and Education.

Where can I go for help?

Political Science Faculty Advisor

Terry Taylor
206-546-4589 ttaylor@shoreline.edu Rm 5343

Career Planning

www.shoreline.edu/job-career-services/

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
206-546-4559
advising@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/advising

eLearning Advising

Jordan Lee
jlee@shoreline.edu 206-533-6713 Rm 5236

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302
206-546-4697
ieadvisors@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.).

School Transfer Information
Central Washington University http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Eastern Washington University https://www.ewu.edu/apply/transfer/
Gonzaga University http://tinyurl.com/7c9d6xh
Northwest University http://tinyurl.com/jle4rr7
Pacific Lutheran University https://www.plu.edu/admission-transfer/
Saint Martin’s University http://tinyurl.com/j3pktl2
Seattle Pacific University http://spu.edu/undergraduate-admissions/apply/transfer-students
Seattle University http://tinyurl.com/z3kjpcm
The Evergreen State College http://tinyurl.com/zhyjy3s
University of Puget Sound http://tinyurl.com/h7yqx8s
University of Washington - Bothell https://www.uwb.edu/admissions/apply/transfer
University of Washington - Seattle https://admit.washington.edu/Apply/Transfer/
University of Washington - Tacoma http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/admissions/transfer-admission
Washington State University - Pullman http://tinyurl.com/jk3a2v2
Western Washington University http://www.wwu.edu/vtc/
Whitman College http://tinyurl.com/z8vuwn9
Whitworth University http://tinyurl.com/zcdww66

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits


Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)


Choose one of the following courses:

ART 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)


Choose one of the following classes:

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Recommended: MATH& 146 .

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits


Humanities (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: CMST& 220 , World Language if required for university admission or graduation.

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses. Recommended: PHIL& 120 .

Social Sciences (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: ECON& 201 , ECON& 202 , INTST 200 , INTST 201 .

General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits


Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives  and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended: POLS 221 , World Language if required for university admission or graduation.

Strongly Recommended:


What is Political Science?


Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues such as health, the environment, and civil rights? If so, you should consider studying political science. Political Science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes. Political Science uses both humanistic and social scientific perspectives to examine the ideal forms of government, and how power and resources are allocated in societies throughout the world.

Contemporary issues in Political Science: Democracy and Human Rights, Elections and Political Campaigns, Power, Violence and War, Social Movements and Justice, Government Institutions, Legitimacy and Authority, Political Culture, Political Parties and Interest Groups, Public Policy, and Globalization.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science?


Students who major in Political Science gain the knowledge and skills that can be applied to a wide range of careers. For example, political scientists become lawyers, elected officials, city managers, lobbyists, public policy analysts, researchers, professors, mediators, policy planners, public relations specialists and journalists.

Potential employers include: Local, State and Federal Government, Political Parties and Campaigns, Political Action Committees, Law Firms, Law Enforcement Agencies, Colleges and Universities, Business and Industry, Foreign Service, International Organizations, Public Advocacy Groups, Non-Profit Organizations, Foundations, Newspapers, Radio and TV Stations. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

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