Why choose this program?If you’ve ever voted in a public election or have been curious about how the nation’s power and resources are allocated or how governmental decisions are made, then consider studying political science. Explore the intricacies of American politics, international affairs and political issues that impact human health, the environment or civil rights.
What will I experience?
- Understand the fundamental concepts, theories and empirical information relevant to the political systems and societies of the United States and other nations
- Learn how politics and government work and how they affect individuals, society and the world in which we live
- Recognize the influence of social, economic and cultural factors on political behavior and beliefs
What opportunities might it lead to?
An associate of arts in political science degree can lead to a career working in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations; campaign management; polling; journalism; research and teaching. It is also the foundation for four-year college studies in political science or a related field.
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