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Political Science

Are you intrigued by politics, the Constitution and elections? How about public policy issues like immigration, capitalism or globalization? If so, check out the political science courses at Normandale and consider earning an associate’s degree in political science. 

Our political science courses prepare students for the common tasks of citizenship. One course, “Introduction to Politics,” is offered in many sections and serves the graduation requirements for students in PSEO, AA, BA and BS programs.  

We offer excellent foundational classes. 

What are Common Political Science Careers?

In your political science courses, you’ll develop critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills which are necessary for success in many occupations. By starting with this associate’s degree in political science and later earning a bachelor’s degree, you’ll be able to pursue political science careers. 

Political science graduates can find jobs in fields like

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Journalism 
  • Local, state and federal government 
  • Pre-law 
  • Public administration

Studies show that employers look favorably upon applicants with coursework or degrees in political science.

What Makes our Associate Degree in Political Science Program Unique?

With this degree, you can seamlessly transfer to any Minnesota State university as a junior where you can earn your bachelor’s degree in political science or a related field. The degree is part of the Minnesota Transfer Pathway. 

Also, you’ll get hands-on experience and an international perspective and the chance to take a Model United Nations course which allows students intensive research experience. 

What Political Science Courses are Offered?

Political science students gain wide-ranging knowledge and research, analysis, and communication skills through courses like: 

  • Introduction to comparative politics
  • Introduction to modern political thought
  • Middle East politics 
  • Conflict and negotiation 
  • Constitutional law 

Employers regard political science as one of the most highly prized social science degrees among employees. 

Political Science Program Basics

Political Science Faculty

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