Political Science Academic Focus Plan

Academic Focus Plans are a suggested semester-by-semester course schedule with classes designed to help you transfer into your desired major at your chosen 4-year college. Focus plans do not substitute for academic advising. Contact an advisor for further information regarding placement based on Placement exam scores, scheduling, degree requirements, and graduation requirements. Your official degree that you will be pursuing at St. Louis Community College with this focus plan is the Associate in Arts - General Transfer Studies.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2023, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
MTH 180 Introductory Statistics (MOTR MATH 110)3Satisfactory scores on placement test, and Reading Proficiency
BIO 111 Introductory Biology I (MOTR BIOL 100L) (or any MOTR natural science course with lab)4Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
ART 100 Art Appreciation (MOTR ARTS 100)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Credit Hours13
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)3ENG 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
GEO 100 Earth Science (MOTR PHYS 110ES) ( or any MOTR natural science course)3Concurrent enrollment in RDG 079 or Reading ProficiencyMust choose a different discipline than MOTR science with lab.
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)3Concurrent enrollment in ENG 070 or Reading Proficiency
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (MOTR PHIL 100)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Credit Hours12
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HST 101 United States History to 1865 (MOTR HIST 101)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (MOTR SOCI 101)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics (MOTR POSC 101)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
PHL 103 World Religions (MOTR RELG 100)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
ECO 151 Principles of Macroeconomics (MOTR ECON 101)3Concurrent enrollment in MTH 140S, or placement into MTH 140, MTH 160 or MTH 185, and Reading Proficiency
MCM 101 Introduction to Mass Communications (MOTR SBSC 100)3Reading Proficiency
PSC 201 International Relations (MOTR POSC 201)3Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
PSC 213 Introduction to Comparative Politics (MOTR POSC 202)3Reading ProficiencyApply for graduation
GEG 101 Regional Geography (MOTR GEOG 101)3Concurrent enrollment in RDG 079 or Reading Proficiency
CORE 42 Elective2  
COM 107 Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)3Reading Proficiency
PSY 200 General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Credit Hours14
Total Credit Hours60

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.