Political Science

Political 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 CoursesCredits
ECNS201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECNS202Principles of Macroeconomics3
HSTA101American History I3
HSTA102American History II3
HSTA235Civil War and Reconstruction3
NASX105Introduction to Native American Studies3
PSCI210Intro to American Government3
PSCI260Intro to State and Local Government3
PSYX100Intro to Psychology3
SOCI101Intro to Sociology3
SOCI201Social Problems3
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