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Why choose Political Science at PPCC?

A Poli-Sci degrees at PPCC can prepare you for jobs as lobbyists, press secretaries, legislative aides or politicians. With more advanced degrees, you could consider jobs as an urban policy planner, state legislator, or journalist, among others.

What do PPCC Political Science students study?

Studying political science will prepare students to find opportunities in numerous sectors including:

  • Federal, State, and Local Government
  • Law, Business and International Organizations
  • Journalism and Political Campaigns
  • Research Organizations and Universities

At PPCC, students will prepare to move on to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree in political science.

Classes you might take

Focuses on a survey of the discipline of political science, including political philosophy and ideology, democratic and non-democratic governments and processes, and international relations.
Includes the background of the U.S. Constitution; the philosophy of American government; general principles of the Constitution; federalism; and civil liberties. Examines public opinion and citizen participation; political parties, interest groups, and the electoral process; and the structure and functions of the national government.
Examines relationships among modern nation states. Topics include diplomacy, nationalism, ideologies, power and influence, conflict and cooperation, the role of non-state actors, the international economy, and theoretical attempts to understand international behavior.

A transfer degree

After earning your degree from Pikes Peak Community College in Political science, you may complete your Bachelors in Political Science by continuing your studies at one of several 4-year universities.

Top Transfer Institutions

The most common transfer institutions for PPCC students with an AA degree in Political Science include:

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Political Science Faculty Contact

Donald Foster

(719) 502-3433

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Every Year the PPCC Foundation offers hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of scholarship money for eligible and in need students.

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