About the Program
Political scientists study political systems and public policy in the United States and other countries. They conduct research on everything from U.S. foreign relations to the politics of small towns, major cities, and at the state level. As a political scientist, you could work in a large variety of industries with such duties as conducting public opinion surveys, analyzing election results, and working directly with public officials.
If you choose to emphasize your Associate of Arts degree in Political Science, you’re most likely planning to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Credits you earn toward your AA degree in Political Science at CCD will transfer to any four-year public college or university in Colorado. This program will prepare you for continued academic study or a career in the non-profit or public sector. In addition, political science is one of the most popular majors for students wishing to continue on to law school in the future.
In this program, you will learn about how political systems work and why they look the way they do. You will build your reading, writing, research, and analytic skills while studying the political world in various contexts. Classes available include an introductory course, American politics, international relations, comparative politics, state and local politics, and internship experience.