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

Please see a counselor for major preparation and general education that will best meet your specific goals.

AA-T/AS-T = Associate of Arts/Science Degree for Transfer Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a transfer general education pattern, and a total of 60 transferable units that would be the typical first two years of a 4-year degree; provides a clear transfer pathway to CSU.
AA/AS = Associate of Arts/Science Degree Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a general education pattern, and a total of 60 degree-applicable units.
COA = Certificate of Achievement Formally recognizes a student’s competence in a program of study and prepares students for employment in a career/technical field. Also available for completion of a General Education Pattern for transfer. Will appear on the student’s academic transcript.
SAC = Skills Attainment Certificate Prepares students for employment with experience in specific career/technical fields. Do not appear on official transcripts.
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