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Political Science

Associate in Arts (AA)

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Are you interested in becoming an attorney or working in the government, teaching, journalism, business, or the nonprofit sector? The Associate in Arts (AA) degree with a focus in political science can help you prepare to major in law or to work as a research assistant, or as a policy analyst for research organizations, political campaigns, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies.   
Most political scientists work for the federal government, but you could also work for think tanks, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, political lobbying groups, and labor organizations.
As of July 2014, World Language courses are no longer a degree requirement. In the sequence below, World Language courses are called out as suggested electives. Please talk with your College Advisor to determine the best education plan for you.

Details: Associate in Arts (AA)

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Program General Requirements

37 CH
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Program Elective Requirements

23 CH

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Career Pathways

Human Sciences (Liberal Arts)

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