Political Science is a multi-faceted sub-discipline within the realm of the Social Sciences, drawing upon theoretical and practical lessons
derived from the study of human societies. Political Science allows students to focus on and study a wide array of fascinating aspects of human
behavior, including: the concept of power; the wielding of power in the context of authoritative decision-making; political leadership; types
and forms of political and governmental institutions; the basis of laws for organizing and governing societies; forms of political
participation in different societies; comparing and contrasting different political systems across the world; international relations and
global politics; among others.
A Political Science Associate of Arts degree opens doors for students into further, more advanced, areas of study, as well as professional
application in a variety of career settings, including: education (at all levels); journalism; law; and public service (locally, nationally,
and internationally). Students in the discipline are encouraged to develop important skills in critical thinking and inquiry, as well as
regarding quality verbal and written communication.
PROGRAMS and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
There is one program option for Political Science. The Associate of Arts Degree requires 64-65 credits over 4 recommended semesters.
Below are the courses we offer that are most relevant to this program. Check the program options above to
see which courses are required. Courses in other academic areas are also required. Please view the College Catalog for course
descriptions not listed below.