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Eastern Kentucky University
Transfer Office
(859)622-7686
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Student Success Building Room 442 Richmond, KY 40475

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Transfer policy

A.A. TO B.A. IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

Effective Date: 1/1/2014 - 8/15/2015

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate A.A. TO B.A. IN POLITICAL SCIENCE degree at Eastern Kentucky University. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression


Semester 1Credit Hours
Elective 3
AH/SB/FL Course 3
ENG 101 (3) 3
COM 181 (3) 3
SB Course 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 2Credit Hours
Elective 3
AH/SB/FL Course 3
ENG 102 (3) 3
PHI 110 (3) 3
BIO 112 (3) 3
BIO 113 Lab (1) 1
Total Credit Hours16

Semester 3Credit Hours
Elective 3
GE/FL Course 3
HIS 108 (3) 3
POL 101 (3) 3
MAT 146 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 4Credit Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
GE/FL Course 3
POL 235 (3) 3
QR/NS Course 3
QR/NS Lab Course 0
Total Credit Hours15

Pre-Transfer Notes

For information about the Political Science major at EKU, visit the EKU Department of Government website at:

http://government.eku.edu/

or contact the department chair, Lynnette Noblitt, at lynnette.noblitt@eku.edu or (859) 622-5931.

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression


Semester 5Credit Hours
PHE Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
POL 250 (3) 3
POL 212 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 6Credit Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
POL 280 (3) 3
POL 370 (3) or POL 374 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
POL 345 (3) or POL 347 (3) or POL 373 (3) or POL 376 (3) or POL 445 (3) or POL 446 (3) or POL 464 (3) 3
POL 300+ (3) 3
POL 300+ (3) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
LAS 355 (3) 3
LAS 399 (4) 4
LAS 330 (3) or LAS 340 (3) or LAS 360 (3) or LAS 370 (3) or LAS 380 (3) or LAS 490 (1-3) 3
Total Credit Hours16

Program Notes

University requirement: Must complete at least 42 hours of upper-level courses (300 or above), Wellness requirement, and designated ACCT course (for a POL major, POL 400W fulfills the ACCT requirement).

Requirements for major:

Core courses: POL 101, 212, 220, 250, 280, 400W, and either 370 or 374.

Diversity requirement: One of POL 345, 347, 373, 376, 445, 446, or 464 (or other appropriate POL course approved by chair).

Upper-level requirement in major: In addition to core and diversity requirements, twelve (12) more hours of POL courses numbered 300 or above.


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