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Political Science

Required Core Courses (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
POLI 001/H American Government or Honors 3 units POLS 110

List A (9-10 units)

Select three courses from below.

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
POLI 002 Comparative Governments 3 units POLS 130
POLI 003/H Introduction to Political Science or Honors 3 units POLS 150
POLI 004 International Relations 3 units POLS 140
MATH 010/H Elementary Statistics or Honors 4 units MATH 110

List B (6-8 units)

Select two from below or any List A course not already used.

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
ADMJ 001 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 units  
ANTH 002 Introduction to Archaeology 3 units  
ECON 001A/H Principles of Macroeconomics or Honors 4 unit  
ECON 001B/H Principles of Microeconomics or Honors 4 units  
HIST 012 African American History 3 units  
HIST 014 History of the Native North Americans 3 units  
HIST 016 Mexican - American History 3 units  
HIST 017A United States History 3 units  
HIST 017B/H United States History or Honors 3 units  
GEOG 002 Introduction to Cultural Geography 3 units  
GEOG 006 World Regional Geography 3 units  
PSYC 001 General Psychology 3 units  
SOCI 001 Introduction to Sociology 3 units  
SOCI 002 Social Problems 3 units  
SOCI 020 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3 units  
SOCI 028 Sociology of Gender 3 units  
SOCI 045 Sociology of Human Sexuality 3 units  
WGQS 001 Introduction to Women’s Studies 4 units  

Major Requirements: 18 - 21 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 37 or 39 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this transfer degree:

  • will earn an Associate’s Degree from West Valley College
  • are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system
  • will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU
  • will not need to complete more than 60 units after transfer

CSUs with Similar Majors

A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found by visiting

For more information, please speak with a counselor from Counseling or Transfer.

Important Notes

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • While a minimum of 2.0 GPA is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part to the CSU GE-B or IGETC is highly recommended.

Learn more about Associate Degree for Transfer at West Valley College.

Last Updated 4/8/22