STARS Area V: Political Science

About This Document

Jacksonville State University is dedicated to making the transfer transition as easy as possible.  As required by Alabama State Law, Jacksonville State University will take your course work as outlined on the STARS Transfer Guide and graduate you with the same number of hours as our native students in the same major (assuming you do not change majors).  The STARS Transfer Guide and the Jacksonville State University Area V page, if used correctly, will guide you through your first two years of course work and will prevent loss of credit hours upon transfer to Jacksonville State University.  If you have obtained a STARS Transfer Guide for Political Science, we strongly recommend that you print this page and use it along with your official STARS guide.  Upon transfer, please bring these documents to your advisor so that we can insure a smooth academic transition from the community college to Jacksonville State University.


You are to follow the appropriate STARS transfer guide as directed in each AREA of your major specific guide, unless exceptions and/or recommendations are noted in the corresponding AREA(S) I-V on this Jacksonville State University AREA V document.  Please follow any recommendation within an AREA to insure a better transfer experience.

Area I

A grade of "C" or higher is required in English Composition at Jacksonville State University. "D" grades will not transfer.

Area II

Students attending Jacksonville State University are required to take two literature courses and speech in this major. Students attending a community college are strongly encouraged to take two literature courses and SPH 106 or 107 to meet these requirements.

Area III

JSU accepts MTH 110 or MTH 112 for this major.

Area IV

Please follow the STARS Transfer Guide.

Area V: 19 Hours

JSU Course

  • CS 201 Information Technology (3 hrs)
  • PSC 100 American Government (3 hrs)
  • PSC 102 State & Local Government (3 hrs)
  • CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 hrs)
  • MS elective higher than MS 110 (3 hrs)
  • MS 204 Basic Statistics is suggested.
  • Electives (4 hrs)

AL Community College System Course

  • CIS 146
  • POL 211
  • POL 220
  • CRJ 100
  • MTH higher than MTH 110
  • BUS 271 or MTH 265
  • Electives

Please print this page, fill in your name and today's date, and attach it to your STARS Transfer Guide.  Together this page and the transfer guide comprise the articulation agreement for students in your major who plan to transfer to Jacksonville State University.

Your Name: __________________________________ Date: ___________________

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