Students planning to major in Political Science usually are interested in law and public policy. These careers share a common set of interdisciplinary themes that apply to public administration and government work, paralegal roles, and the practice of law. Students in Political Science at SCC have obtained internships in political campaigns, the state legislature, and in public policy organizations both in Arizona and in Washington D.C. Graduates from SCC have themselves run for office, obtained law degrees, and work in prestigious public policy organizations.
Students in the Political Science program earn the Associate of Arts, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year program. If students follow the correct transfer path, they enter transfer partner universities as junior. Courses are available in-person and online. Most students take online courses to complete their Political Science studies.
The minimum time to complete the Associate of Art degree is four full-time (15-16 credit hours) semesters for students who have no pre-existing college credit.
Currently, the tuition for an Associate of Art degree for Political Science students is $5,288. All Political Science courses use Open Educational Resources for class readings so there are NO TEXTBOOK COSTS in any Political Science course.
8120 Associate in Arts (AA), Political Science
- Mapping scheduled for 2018-19 academic year