About the Program
Political scientists analyze governmental institutions and the political behavior of human beings. Our courses offer specialization within the major, and the AA-T degree makes for easier transfer to a CSU.
The value of a political science degree is recognized by business, law schools and government agencies as it involves insights and a variety of critical, analytical skills demanded by higher education institutions and the labor market.
What can you do with a degree in Political Science?
- Legal Profession
- Government service
- Teaching in elementary and secondary schools
Degree & Program Types
Check out this list for a quick view of our business programs. For program requirements and full course listings, view degrees and certificates information.
Associate in Arts Degree
Associate Degree for Transfer
Courses in business principles, geography, computer science and statistics should be taken as electives to increase your marketability if you choose to major in political science.
See the course catalog for descriptions and links to currently scheduled classes.
POLI 1 Political Science: Introduction to American Government & Politics (5 units)
POLI 2 Comparative Government & Politics (4 units)
POLI 3 Introduction to Political Philosophy/Political Theory (5 units)
POLI 15 International Relations/World Politics (4 units)
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