Political Science

The Political Science program is designed to help students understand the broad scope of political science as a comparative science. It covers key theoretical approaches that inform political science, as well as the role of political theory and research methods. The program also seeks to foster critical thinking, develop  awareness of diverse perspectives and their implications, and encourage effective approaches to problem solving.

Core Political Science classes include:

  • Constitutional Government
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Government and Politics

Related electives include:

  • American Political Thought
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Statistics

Political Science Majors go into a variety of careers, some examples are:

At the Associate’s Level:  
At the Bachelor’s Level:
At the Master’s/Doctorate Level:
Social Services Assistant Prep for Law School College Professor
Law Enforcement Economic Research District Attorney
Election Campaign Worker International Politics Lobbyist
Vocational Rehab High School Teacher Public Affairs or Administration
Research Assistant Legislative Aide Urban Planner
Public Service Political Research Economist


Students successfully completing the Political Science Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree have a solid foundation for pursuing further education in Political Science or a related field. This AA-T degree is specifically designed to streamline transfer to CSU, see www.adegreewithaguarantee.com for details. UC Transfer is streamlined by following a UC Transfer Pathway. Please see a counselor for your best major preparation and general education pattern for your specific goals.

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