Associate of Arts in
Associate of Arts in Political Science
East Georgia State College
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The Associate of Arts, Political Science degree is one that students can attain after successfully completing an exact set of courses. Once these courses are completed, all will transfer to the Bachelor's degree in Political Science at any public college or university in the state of Georgia. For more information on the required coursework, please see below.Political Science Mission Statement
The political science program equips students with the knowledge and skills to participate intelligently in politics at all levels, pursue additional education in political science and related fields, succeed in the workforce, and think critically about politics.
What is Political Science?
Political Science is a field of study concerned with understanding political and governmental behaviors, institutions, relations, and practices. As such, the field is comprised of a wide variety of sub-fields: public policy and institutions, political philosophy and theory, comparative politics, international relations, urban politics, and more.
Why should I study Political Science?
Studying Political Science will introduce you to the structure of government institutions; the development and impact of constitutions; and contemporary issues affecting local, state, national, and international governments. The field also examines political systems, institutional development, as well as theoretical and direct applications of political behavior. As a field of study, it can help you to develop an understanding of how laws and public policy shape and interact with issues of political ideology, voting rights, gender, civil rights, and civil liberties. It further emphasizes the importance of civic engagement both inside and outside the classroom. The study of Political Science will also allow you to develop various marketable and transferable skills including critical thinking, leadership, and applied quantitative analysis that can be used in many career fields in the discipline.
What can I do with a Political Science Degree?
Common careers for political science majors include lawyer, paralegal, educator, policy analyst, legislative assistant, political consultant, public relations or social media specialist, government affairs manager, market research analyst, intelligence analyst, political party or interest group staff, nonprofit organization manager, and more.