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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts: Political Science

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This interdisciplinary program explores political issues and controversies along historical, cultural, and sociological dimensions. Students are challenged to examine the relationship between national and global structures from a variety of social and political frameworks.

This program is eligible for MassTransfer and prepares students to continue into bachelor’s degree programs in many disciplines including Political Science, Law and Legal Studies, History, Sociology, and Public Policy.

Upon successful completion, the Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: Political Science is awarded.

First Year: Semester 1

credits: 15

First Year: Semester 2

credits: 15

Second Year: Semester 1

credits: 16

Second Year: Semester 2

credits: 15/16

Total Credits: 61/62

Program Notes

* Student may meet this requirment by successfully passing a challenge exam.

The program qualifies for MassTransfer with select public Institutions in Massachusetts. For more information, visit


History Elective

Students are strongly encouraged to take one of the following History sequences for their two History Electives:

Humanities Electives:

Art, Communication, English (EN 103 or higher), Film, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature, Music, Oral Communication, Philosophy, Photography, Sign Language, or Theater Arts

Program Elective

Any Government, History, Law, Geography or Foreign Language Course at the College or:

Science Elective:

Any 3 or 4 credit Science course at the College.

Graduation Competency

Quantitative skills is a MassBay graduation competency for associate degree programs. Prior to graduation, students must demonstrate this competency by completing a 100-level math course (not MAC); or placing into a 200-level mathematics course.


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