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Political Science

Phoenix College offers several courses in Political Science, including World Politics and American National Government. Political Science is an excellent foundation for a liberal arts, college transfer degree.

Political Science majors often continue in careers that include becoming lawyers, political consultants, teachers, political office holders, and others engaged in the political realm. They often become informed voters, lobbyists, and advocates.


Knowledge and Skills

Skills and knowledge that may be earned through the successful completion of Political Science Courses include:

  • Historical backgrounds, governing principles, and institutions, of the national government of the United States.
  • Political, economic, national, and transnational rationale for international interactions.
  • The role of law in a pluralistic society, the structure and function of courts, the roles of major participants in the legal systems (e.g., judges, lawyers, litigants, juries, and interest groups).
  • The U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Arizona.

Program Curriculum

Political Science courses may transfer as elective credits; program requirement credits; and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution.

  • American National Government POS 110 fulfills General Education Designation SB
  • World Politics POS 120 fulfills General Education Designation G, SB

Students are encouraged to check with the receiving institution, a PC Transfer Advisor for the most accurate transfer requirement information.


Career and Employment Outlook

Top industries are government and professional, scientific and technical services. For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage and employment trend information.