Political science is the study of the processes, principles, and structures of government and political institutions. This field includes an anaylsis of governments around the world and of international relations.
This academic discipline leads toward an understanding of the institutions of government, the role of citizens and political leaders, and contemporary issues at every level of government. For course descriptions, choose Courses from our menu at left.
Career opportunities, which may require advanced degrees, include attorney, campaign consultant, educator, foreign diplomat, government official/elected official, intelligence officer/analyst, journalist, law enforcement positions, legislative/executive assistant, lobbyist, and urban planner.
Political science courses are designed to introduce students to the workings of government and political institutions, nationally and internationally, as well as the contemporary issues at every level of government.
No associate degree is offered with a major in Political Science. Some Political Science courses may be used to fulfill requirements for an Associate in Arts degree with a major in Liberal Arts.