Political Science


Political Science offers you the opportunity to study how political systems operate in the United States and throughout the world. Courses are offered in United States national government, state and local government, and in comparative systems. To complement the study of governments, you will complete courses in history, sociology, economics, philosophy, and foreign language. This area of study gives you a fundamental grounding in the systems that govern our modern world and insight into how these systems developed.

A graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science can expect to gain employment in the fields of politics, public relations, and foreign services. Graduates can also expect careers as a political analyst, legislative assistant, public relations specialist, political consultant, and the noblest of professions, teaching. Political Science majors also learn skills that prepare them for graduate school and/or law school. The ability to collect and analyze data will prove to be a useful and marketable skill.

Students who seek to complete an Associate of Arts degree within our Political Science Area of Study are those who anticipate taking a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. You will follow the program to complete general education outcomes as well as courses that are applicable for political science majors.

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Important Program Information

The program map provides the courses recommended for any students seeking this transfer area of study. Students should consult the Mississippi Articulation Agreement for specific course requirements at specific Mississippi universities.

  • Associate of Arts
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Orientation 2
English Composition I 3
College Algebra 3
American National Government 3
Principles of Biology I, Lecture & Lab 4
Total Hours 15
Course Hours
English Composition II 3
Spanish I 3
Principles of Biology II, Lecture & Lab 4
American State & Local Government 3
Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Hours 16
Course Hours
Public Speaking I 3
Art Appreciation 3
Spanish II 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 3
American (U.S.) History I 3
Total Hours 15
Course Hours
Introduction to Philosophy I 3
American Literature I 3
World Regional Geography 3
American (U.S.) History II 3
Principles of Microeconomics 3
Spanish III 3
Total Hours 18


Cameron Beech
Social Sciences Curriculum Coordinator
Joy Rhoads
Department Chair
Eric Bobo
Department Chair

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