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Political Science

Political Science

Degree Type: Associate of Arts Degree, AA

Pathway: Public Service & Social Sciences

More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Location: Centennial

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Why Choose Political Science at PPSC?

A Poli-Sci degrees at PPSC can prepare you for jobs as lobbyists, press secretaries, legislative aides or politicians. With more advanced degrees, you could consider jobs as an urban policy planner, state legislator, or journalist, among others.
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Studying political science will prepare students to find opportunities in numerous sectors including:

  • Federal, State, and Local Government
  • Law, Business and International Organizations
  • Journalism and Political Campaigns
  • Research Organizations and Universities

At PPSC, students will prepare to move on to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree in political science.

1st semester plan

math & english requirements

math & english requirements

  • College Reading & Writing Literacy

Six (6) credit hours


Political Science Classes You Might Take

Political science students take a variety of classes. Check out a sampling of what you can study.
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Focuses on a survey of the discipline of political science, including political philosophy and ideology, democratic and non-democratic governments and processes, and international relations.

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Includes the background of the U.S. Constitution; the philosophy of American government; general principles of the Constitution; federalism; and civil liberties. Examines public opinion and citizen participation; political parties, interest groups, and the electoral process; and the structure and functions of the national government.

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Examines relationships among modern nation states. Topics include diplomacy, nationalism, ideologies, power and influence, conflict and cooperation, the role of non-state actors, the international economy, and theoretical attempts to understand international behavior.

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It’s almost like everybody was my friend, even the professors. It just made it easy, and I felt right at home.

James Brown
Traffic and Weather Reporter | Class of 1996


Contact Political Science

Political Science Faculty Contact

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Rick (Donald) Foster
Centennial Campus F300

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