• This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
WR 1College Writing 11A4
MATH 10 or PSYC 10*Introduction to Statistics or Statistical Methods23
PS 1American Government8 & Major3
PS 21Model United NationsModel United Nations (Recommended extra-curricular elective course)3
Lifelong Health**Lifelong Health and Personal Development GE Course9 A/B/C2-3
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
COMM 1Communication Fundamentals1B3
Critical ThinkingCritical Thinking1C3-4
PS 4Introduction to Political Science4 & Major3
PS 5Political Philosophy6 & Major3
Fine ArtsFine Arts and Languages GE Course73
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
PS 14International RelationsMajor3
PS MajorPolitical Science Major Course from List A5 & Major3
Natural SciencesNatural Sciences GE Course33
GLBL 1Introduction to Global Studies (Fall Only) (Recommended Elective)4 & Major3
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
PS 3California Government and Politics4 & Major3
PS 12Comparative Politics4 & Major3
GLBL 2Introduction to Global Issues (Spring Only) (Recommended Elective)5 & Major3
Lifelong Health**Lifelong Health and Personal Development GE Course9 A/B/C3
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
  1. Students can take Math 10, Psyc 10 or any other math course that meets the AA GE math requirement in Area 2; however, Math 10 or Psyc 10 are recommended.
  2. Take one course from two different categories among GE areas 9A, 9B, and 9C. Please refer to the AA GE pattern for details.