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.
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
- Foreign language and translation services
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- Non-profit organizations
- Legal profession
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Planning Your Class Schedule
Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty mentor 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.
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Course Cost Calculation
Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.
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