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POLITICAL SCIENCE (B.A.)

Effective Date: 8/27/2014 - 8/28/2015

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate POLITICAL SCIENCE (B.A.) degree at University of Kentucky. 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
ASL 101 (3) or FRE 101 (4) or GER 101 (4) or JPN 101 (4) or SED 101 (3) or RAE 150 (4) or SPA 101 (4) 4
ENG 101 (3) 3
Heritage Course 3
POL 101 (3) 3
MAT 146 (3) or MAT 150 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours16
Semester 2Credit Hours
ASL 102 (3) or FRE 102 (4) or GER 102 (4) or JPN 102 (4) or SED 102 (3) or RAE 151 (4) or SPA 102 (4) 4
POL 210 (3) 3
ENG 102 (3) 3
NS Course 3
NS Lab Course 1
Total Credit Hours14

Semester 3Credit Hours
ASL 201 (3) or FRE 201 (3) or GER 201 (3) or SPA 201 (3) or SED 203 (3) 3
Elective 3
Humanities Course 3
POL 235 (3) 3
QR/NS Course 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 4Credit Hours
Elective 3
ASL 202 (3) or FRE 202 (3) or GER 202 (3) or SPA 202 (3) or SED 204 (3) 3
CIT 105 (3) or DLC 100 (3) or IMD 100 (3) or VCC 150 (3) or OST 105 (3) 3
OC Course 3
SB Course 3
Total Credit Hours15

Pre-Transfer Notes

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy both the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS institutions as well as the UK Core requirements for the University of Kentucky and most of the pre-major requirements for the bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

KCTCS students planning to transfer to the University of Kentucky should work closely with their academic and transfer advisors each semester to ensure they are addressing both KCTCS and UK requirements.

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
A&S HUMANITIES 3
NATURAL SCIENCE 3
PS 3--- (0-12) 3
PS 3--- (0-12) 3
PS 372 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 6Credit Hours
A&S HUMANITIES 3
ELECTIVE 300+ 3
A&S HUMANITIES 3
PS 2--- (0-12) 3
PS 3--- (0-12) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
ELECTIVE 300+ 3
PS 3--- (0-12) 3
PS 3--- (0-12) 3
ELECTIVE 300+ 3
PS 395 (1-6) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
Elective 3
ELECTIVE 300+ 3
ELECTIVE 300+ 3
ELECTIVE 300+ 3
ELECTIVE 300+ 3
Total Credit Hours15

Program Notes

Political Science is a major in the College of Arts and Sciences, and therefore the requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences must be fulfilled to complete the bachelor’s degree. One of the A&S requirements is that students complete the fourth college semester of a single foreign language, or if the student had 2 years of a foreign language in high school, they could complete the third college semester of a second foreign language. The suggested curriculum would satisfy the College of Arts & Sciences foreign language requirement.

Six (6) hours of electives - that do not count toward any other requirement- must be taken. Additional electives may be required to reach the required minimum of 120 hours. Consider pursuing a 2nd major or minor.

Fifteen (15) hours outside Political Science at the 300+ level must be taken. 200+ level courses used to satisfy College requirements can also be counted here .


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