Feb 16, 2020
School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS)
Political science is a social science discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. Fields of political science include political theory, civics and comparative politics, national political systems, cross-national political analysis, political development, international relations, foreign policy analysis, public administration, and public policy.
This program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts in Political Science from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from a 4-year college or university.
See Recommended Sequence of Courses
Educational Option Information
- This educational option is an Associate of Arts Degree.
- This educational option can be completed: Part-time or full-time.
- This educational option is designed for: Meeting the requirements for an Associate of Arts in Political Science from CNM and to prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from a 4-year college or university.
- This educational option can be started: Any term.
- Primary course location: Main, Montoya, Rio Rancho, South Valley and Westside Campuses. Some courses are offered online.
Approximate Costs of this Educational Option
Financial Aid Considerations
Career and Educational Opportunities
The Associates Degree is an important milestone for student pursuing either a baccalaureate degree or a graduate degree in the field. Core requirements for the baccalaureate are met through completion of the CNM Associate of Arts degree.
Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.
Information about career opportunities and pathways in political science and related fields are available from the American Political Science Association.
Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites
Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Associate of Arts in Political Science 60-61 credit hours
This information is meant to serve as a general guide for students intending to major in Political Science. Specific requirements for transfer will vary from school to school. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the four-year transfer school to confirm specific admission and degree requirements.
Program Approved Electives
For students intending to transfer to the University of New Mexico’s Political Science program, please refer to the UNM Political Science Major and Minor Requirements as you select which courses to take at CNM. PSCI 1110 must be taken before other PSCI course work in order for this course to transfer.
Choose from the following list of CNM courses: