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  • Political Science
  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Fall, Spring

    Award: AA Degree

    Average Class Size: 18

    Program Length: 60 Credits, 4 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Day, Evening, Online

    Course Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Durango, Mancos, Online

  • What Will I Learn
    Political Science is the study of the political process, and its students understand the difference between an opinion and an argument. Political science graduates have a passion for political life not only locally, but also globally. Students will discover the origin, development, and operation of political systems and public policy. This program introduces students to Political Science and it includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado.

    Career Information
    Career paths for Political Science degree holders include much more than running for political office. They also include public service, law, international relations, business, political campaigns, and working for charitable organizations. The Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Political Science prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science at a four-year university.

    Degree Transfer
    This degree transfers to the following Colorado Public Four-Year institutions of higher education:  

    • Adams State University (B.A History, Anthropology, & Political Science: Political Science)
    • Colorado Mesa University (B.A. Political Science)
    • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (B.A. Political Science)
    • Colorado State University-Pueblo (B.A. Political Science; B.S. Political Science)
    • Fort Lewis College (B.A. Political Science)
    • Metropolitan State University of Denver (B.A. Political Science)
    • University of Colorado, Boulder (B.A. Political Science)
    • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (B.A. Political Science)
    • University of Colorado, Denver (B.A. Political Science)
    • University of Northern Colorado (B.A. Political Science)
    • Western State Colorado University (B.A. Politics & Government)