Political Science A2B MassTransfer


Rebecca Benya-Soderbom, Department Chair of History and Social Sciences and Assistant Professor of History, rebecca.benya-soderbom@bristolcc.edu

Political Science is the study of the origins, principles, and provisions of constitutions, the role of the mass media and public opinion, voiting and elections, the institutions of government, and the liberties and rights of citizens. It examines how power is wielded in society, the responsibilities and rights of the individual in human society, differing points of view on the same issue and the importance of considering the ramifications of decisions.

Political Science is a MassTransfer A2B Mapped Program with Massachusetts State Universities and Universities of Massachusetts.  When choosing electives, complete an A2B Program search at www.mass.edu/masstransfer to determine available transfer institutions and to ensure all credits will be transferred and applied to your degree.


To complete the Political Science A2B Program, students should complete the requirements for the Liberal Arts - Behavioral & Social Sciences Concentration, including the following required Foundational Courses.

Foundational Courses

GVT 111U.S. Government

3 credits

GVT 112Comparative Government

3 credits

GVT 251State and Local Government

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9
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