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Political Science

Program Overview

At all times, the political climate calls for skilled interpreters to help the public navigate new information, policies, and current events. These shepherds take the form of social science research assistants, political reporters and correspondents, political scientists, and lawyers.

As a student of the Political Science program, you’ll have the opportunity to take your passion for political science and liberal arts to a local, national, or global level. Learn how to define, defend, and critique political concepts, systems, and theories while demonstrating effective communication skills for a diverse world.

Join the Political Science program today!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Phoenix College?

There’s never a dull moment in the study of political science. Phoenix College’s Political Science program offers classes as broad as world politics to specific areas of focus like the American national government. Students gain insight on governing principles, transnational interactions, and the Constitution of the United States of America. Students may also show-off their newly obtained skills in Model UN — where you’ll get to representative of a country in the General Assembly, all organized through PC.

While our political science courses do not lead to any particular degree at PC, these classes often fulfill the general education requirements needed for a certificate or associate's degree. Upon completion of these political science classes, students may go on to earn a liberal arts degree, or work as politicians, lawyers, political consultants, lobbyists, or simply better-informed voters.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program director, Dr. Ignazio Genna, for more information.