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

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)
Required number of credits: 44

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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Political Science Transfer Courses
ENG-106 Composition II O E 3 $603.00
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3 $603.00
POL-111 American National Government O E 3 $603.00
POL-121 International Relations E 3 $603.00
POL-125 Comparative Government and Politics O 3 $603.00
SPC-112 Public Speaking -OR- 3 $603.00
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3 $603.00

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 2020–2021 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Academic/College Success Advisor

Kari Kaufman
Student Services
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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Kate Childers
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