Political Science

Poli-siPolitical Science is the study of politics, government, and public affairs. Courses provide the student with knowledge and understanding of the theory, organization, functions, and processes of domestic and international governance. A bachelor’s degree in political science can lead to exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business;  international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; pre-collegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and college teaching. Political science majors gain analytical skills, administrative competence and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas. Potential employment opportunities include campaign manager/assistant, policy analyst/public affairs specialist, community development specialist, public servant, social studies teacher, or pre-law. A student planning to teach social studies at the high school level would be encouraged to take secondary education coursework as well. The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science are transfer degrees and are awarded without designation of major, but do follow curriculum transfer plans. These degrees indicate that a student has completed a course of study that is essentially equivalent to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree.

PLEASE NOTE: When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.  They should then work with their DCC advisor to assure that the proper classes are being taken at DCC.  Together, the student and the advisor will select courses that will fit into the program at the transfer institution.

Suggested Courses Credits
ECNS201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECNS202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HSTA101 American History I 3
HSTA102 American History II 3
HSTA235 Civil War and Reconstruction 3
NASX105 Introduction to Native American Studies 3
PSCI210 Intro to American Government 3
PSCI260 Intro to State and Local Government 3
PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3
SOCI101 Intro to Sociology 3
SOCI201 Social Problems 3