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Political Science

Political Science Program Description

Program Description

The study of political science and international relations involves not only the examination of the structure of government and political systems but the examination of the interaction of individuals and institutions within those systems. These courses offer valuable insight into events on the local, state, national and international levels and they also encourage involvement of the citizenry.

Career Opportunities

  • Attorney
  • Budget Analyst
  • Businessperson
  • Campaign Aide/Elected Official
  • City Planner
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Government Worker
  • Legislative Aide/Lobbyist
  • Military Officer
  • Occupational Analyst
  • Personnel Manager
  • Political Scientist
  • Researcher/Research Analyst


  • Courses in both American and foreign political structures
  • Widely traveled and internationally astute instructional staff
  • Insightful analysis of international events
  • Suggestions/contacts for student involvement in the political process

Transferable courses may or may not satisfy lower division major preparation, general education, and/or elective requirements. Please meet with a counselor for specific transfer course evaluation.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see