Political Science Liberal Arts Transfer Major

A degree in Political Science offers students a variety of tracks working within public service or the private sector. Options include international affairs, global finance, government service and policy-making, law, and diplomacy. Graduate study in this field will further enhance career opportunities.

Study in Political Science can be readily interfaced with other disciplinary areas. Many successful business persons and community leaders have earned a degree in political science in addition to other fields as well as their work experience.

Career Opportunities

A degree in Political Science prepares students for successful careers with high employability in a variety of fields, such as those listed below. Graduate study in this field and its various sub-fields (MA/MS, Ph. D., J.D.) will further enhance career opportunities and yield lucrative salaries.

  • Law/international law
  • Business administration
  • Public administration
  • Marketing and advertising
  • International relations and diplomacy
  • Finance/international finance
  • Criminal justice
  • Military service/officer training
  • Non-profit organizations/non-governmental organizations
  • Education
  • Foreign language and translation services

Find employment in the following sectors:

  • Education
  • Government
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Legal profession
  • Business

Student Involvement and Volunteer Opportunities

  • Hawkeye Pride Organization: Student organization focused on the LGBTQ+ community and interests, education, and advocacy. The organization is a safe zone open to all LGBTQ+ and ally students.

  • Hawkeye Reads: A campus-wide program that seeks to support the College's Institutional Outcomes and increase literacy.

  • Multicultural Student Organization: A student-led group created to be a platform for students to focus on diversity issues that shape our world.

  • Phi Theta Kappa: Academic honor society. You must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher. They offer leadership skills, fellowship, and scholarships.

  • Student Ambassadors: A group of students who assist the Admissions office with the recruitment of new students and who represent and promote Hawkeye.

  • Student Leadership Council: Represents and promotes the common interests and general welfare of the student body.

Political Science Programs In Iowa

Hawkeye Community College has articulation agreements with the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa.

The Political Science Liberal Arts transfer major allows for a more seamless transition to your four-year program of study.

See Best Political Science & Government Schools in Iowa to help select a transfer college or university.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)
Credits: 62

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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Political Science Transfer Courses
ENG-106 Composition II O E 3 $630.00
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3 $630.00
POL-111 American National Government O E 3 $630.00
POL-121 International Relations E 3 $630.00
POL-125 Comparative Government and Politics O 3 $630.00
SPC-112 Public Speaking -OR- 3 $630.00
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3 $630.00
Total Credits 18

Remaining Liberal Arts Coursework
I. Natural Science and Mathematics
A. Biological Sciences
B. Physical Sciences
II. Humanities 9
III. Social Sciences
A. People and Their Relationships
IV. Communications
A. Written Communications
V. Social Diversity 3
VII. Elective Courses 19
Total Credits 44

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

Course calculations are based on 2022–2023 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Admissions Requirements

Faculty Advice

Dr. Adam Clapp

Be a member of your community, engaging on a local level is one of the best ways to get involved in politics. If you have an interest in changing your community run for office, if you see a need for change, make it happen.

Contact Information

Academic/College Success Advisor

Danielle Jennings
Black Hawk Hall 201
319-296-2329 ext.1079
Email Danielle Jennings
Schedule an appointment with Danielle Jennings

Faculty Mentor

Adam Clapp
Grundy Hall 248
319-296-2329 ext.1377
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Administrative Assistant

Kate Childers
Black Hawk Hall 258
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Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
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