Associate Degree for Transfer in Political Science

Riverside City College
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Associate Degree for Transfer in Political Science

Political science is the scientific study of how competing conceptions of the good life are conceptualized in theory and realized in cultures, institutions, processes, and practices. You will learn about the different areas of political science which includes American politics, comparative politics, world politics (international relations) and political theory. Completion of the Associate Degree in Political Science for Transfer (ADT) will prepare you to meet minimum lower division admission requirements (60 transferable units) for transfer to a California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC). Some UC's require additional coursework, please meet with a counselor for additional information. The Political Science program map below includes all of your major coursework and recommended general education courses by term that is needed to fulfill your degree and transfer requirements. Please consult the political science educational advisor and a member of the faculty for specialized attention to your needs.

Admission requirements

RCC has only two international student admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18 (minors may be considered for special admission)
  • TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent

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Program content

  • English 1A/1AH
  • Political Science 1/1H
  • Communication Studies 1
  • Art 6, Music 19 or Theater 3
  • Geography 1/1H
  • Communication Studies 3 or Philosophy 11
  • Math 11 or 12/12H
  • Political Science 2 or Political Science 4
  • Interdisciplinary Studies 5 - Service Learning (Only for Pathway to Law option)
  • Sociology 1/1H or Anthropology 1/1H
  • Economics 7/7H
  • Biology 1
  • Political Science 2 or Political Science 4
  • Political Science 5, 7ABCD or 13
  • Kinesiology 35, Reading 3 or Sociology 12
  • Foreign Language or Foreign Language Culture Class
  • Anthropology 2/ 2H or Psychology 1/ 1H or Sociology 20
  • Political Science 11
  • Geography 2 or Business 15 - Street Law (Only for Pathway to Law option)
  • History 6/6H or 7/7H

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Tution fees: $394 per unit for international students.

Career paths

  • Lawyer
  • Political scientist
  • Policy analyst
  • Campaign manager
  • Legislative assistant
  • Market research analyst
  • Public relations specialist
  • History/government teacher

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Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is one of the best colleges in the USA for many international students. RCC was founded in 1916 and is located in beautiful Southern California close beaches and many other major attractions in Los Angeles, San...

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Why study at Riverside City College


Save over $80,00 (compare with UC) and receive up to $2,500 international student scholarship.

Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.

Easy Admission

No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IELTS Score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps.

Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!

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Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Ave
92880 Riverside California
United States of America (USA)

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