Political science is the study of government and politics. The major in political science is primarily designed for the student who desires a liberal arts education with a political science emphasis and who plans to enter a career in government service or public administration, seeks training for positions in the overseas agencies of the United States government, intends to pursue the study of law, or who wants to specialize in journalism or writing with an emphasis on government.
Administrative Assistant, Attorney, Campaign Aide/Manager, City/County Manager, Claims Examiner, Congressional Staff Member, Consumer Protection Specialist, Contract Administrator, Customs Inspector, Diplomat, Equal Opportunity Specialist, FBI/CIA Agent, Foreign Service Officer, International Relations Specialist, Labor Organizer, Labor Relations Manager, Law Clerk, Legislative Aide, Manpower Program Specialist, Paralegal Assistant, Patent Examiner, Polling Specialist, Private Investigator, Public Administrator, Public Information Officer, Research Specialist, Secret Service Agent, Teacher, Urban/Regional Planner, Writer/Journalist
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities.
A.A. in Political Science
The Political Science Program provides transfer, general education, general interest courses, as well as an Associate in Arts degree. The Associate degree in Political Science is primarily designed for the student who desires a liberal arts education with a political science emphasis. Courses are offered at either campus to fulfill requirements for the major.