Political Science

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Department Phone

480-461-7060

This program is part of the Social Science Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services
Political Science

At all times, the political climate calls for skilled interpreters to help the public navigate new information, policies, and current events. These shepherds take the form of social science research assistants, political reporters and correspondents, political scientists, and lawyers.

As a student of the Political Science program, you’ll have the opportunity to take your passion for political science and liberal arts to a local, national, or global level. Learn how to define, defend, and critique political concepts, systems, and theories while demonstrating effective communication skills for a diverse world.

Join the Political Science program today!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Political Science program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Political Science Political Science Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Political Science
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Political Science
(Bachelor of Science)
Arizona State University (College of Integrative Sciences and Arts) Political Science
(Bachelor of Science)
Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences) Political Science
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences) Political Science
(Bachelor of Science)
Northern Arizona University Political Science
(Bachelor of Arts)
Northern Arizona University Political Science
(Bachelor of Science)
University of Arizona Political Science
(Bachelor of Arts)
Grand Canyon University Political Science, State and Local Public Policy Emphasis
(Bachelor of Arts)
Grand Canyon University Political Science, Legal Studies Emphasis
(Bachelor of Arts)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Political Science program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

$101,587

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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