Government/Political Science

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate comprehension of the origins and evolution of the U.S. Political system with a focus on the growth or political institutions.
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze the influence of interest groups, political parties, and the media on U.S. policy-making.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legislative brand, the courts, and the executive branch.

Critical Thinking
Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning
Social Responsibility
Personal Responsibility

Career Information

An Associate of Arts in Government/Political Science degree opens opportunities in Public policy analyst, Urban Planner, City Manager, Research Analyst, Law Enforcement, Foreign Service/ Diplomatic Corps, Community Affairs, Campaign Worker, Political consultant, Non-Profit, Education.


Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I  
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional
HIST 1301 United States History I  
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods  
EDUC 1100 Learning Frameworks  
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Composition II  
HIST 1302 United States History II  
GOVT 2304 Intro to Political Science  
PSYC 2301 General Psychology  
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications  
Third Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government  
ENGL 2326 American Literature  
PSYC 2317 Statistical Methods in Psychology  
ELECTIVE Life and Physical Science Lecture/Lab  
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics  
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government  
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics  
ELECTIVE Language, Philosophy, & Culture  
ELECTIVE Creative Arts  
Total   60

A student completing the LSCPA curriculum is considered Core Complete.

No more than 60 60-66 semester credit hours (SCH) from LSCPA will be applied to a Bachelor degree at Lamar University.

An additional 60 SCH or more must be completed to satisfy the bachelor degree requirements.




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Associate of Arts


Steven J. Zani
Chair of General Education and Developmental Studies

Education Annex Building, Office 133


Two-Year Program

Academic Transfer Degree

Leads to a BA degree in Government/Political Science at Lamar University


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