Degrees Offered - Government (AA) | TJC

Degrees Offered - Government (AA)

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If politics grabs your attention, then consider majoring in Government. With the many different fields available, we will put you on the right track for your professional and academic path.

Our program teaches you how to think and communicate effectively about politics. Our goal is to assist you in becoming academically experienced with the world of politics and government.

Additionally, we prepare you with the first two years of government courses to transfer to an institution that grants a baccalaureate degree.

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Field of Study
Available Online
Available Hybrid
Degree Plan


Major Courses 16 Credits

GOVT 2304 Introduction to Political Science

GOVT 2311 Mexican-American and Latinx Politics

MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences

GOVT 2389 Academic Cooperative

Select one:

ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics OR

GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography OR

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy OR

PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics OR

SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology OR

COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication


Select any elective hours needed to bring the total semester hours to no fewer than 60.

TJC Core Curriculum 44 Credits

In addition to the Major Courses, the student is required to take 44 credit hours from the TJC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill the major course requirement.

Major Courses: 16
TJC Core Curriculum: 44
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours

ENGL 1301 Composition I


HIST 1301 United States History I


EDUC 1300 Learning Framework*


XXXX x4xx Life and Physical Sciences Core


GOVT 2304 Introduction to Political Science (#)

Second Semester Credit Hours

ENGL 1302 Composition II OR
ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing

HIST 1302 United States History II* 3

GOVT 2305 Federal Government


MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods**

XXXX x4xx Life and Physical Science Core 4
Third Semester Credit Hours

GOVT 2306 Texas Government


SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR
SPCH 1321 Bus. & Professional Communication


MATH 1324 Math for Business & Social Sciences


ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics*


XXXX X3xx Creative Arts Core

Fourth Semester Credit Hours

GOVT 2311 Mexican-American and Latinx Politics (+)


GOVT 2389 Academic Cooperative


XXXX X3xx Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core


XXXX X1xx Elective


XXXX x3xx Majors Course Elective

Total Semester Hours 60

Δ Classes chosen in major must differ from courses used for Core requirements.

**MATH 1342 is the required Mathematics core course. Substitutions are prohibited by Field of Study requirements

*Recommended Core Curriculum course. Other Core Curriculum courses may satisfy this requirement.

Students should consult with a TJC advisor and refer to the Catalog(s) of their transfer institution(s) for specific degree requirements.

NOTE: Some courses are only offered during Fall or Spring semesters but not both. Please plan accordingly.
# Indicates course only taught in the fall semester
+ Indicates course only taught in the spring semester