Political Science Liberal Arts Emphasis

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.

An emphasis area 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

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Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor 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 or transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General education course.

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Political Science Transfer Courses
POL-111 American National Government Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
POL-121 International Relations Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
POL-125 Comparative Government and Politics Course offered 100% online 3 General education course $533.25

Course Cost Calculation

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

The course cost calculation does not include:

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