Emphasis Area – Political Science
A degree in Political Science is one of the most versatile degrees you can earn. If you are interested in either public service or a career in the private sector, this field offers a variety of tracks including international affairs, global finance, government service and policy-making, law, and diplomacy.
If you are interested in military service, working for non-profit organizations, banking, cultural exchange, and/or politics, you can benefit from a degree in political science.
There are many sub-fields of expertise, many opportunities for funding an advanced degree, job placement, and public administration, all of which can be accessed more readily with a Political Science degree.
An emphasis area in Political Science can be readily interfaced with other disciplinary areas. Many successful business persons and community leaders have earned a degree in political science in addition to other fields as well as their work experience.
Planning Your Class Schedule
Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.
Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.
Not all courses may be required for or transfer to your future major.
Award: Associate of Arts (AA)
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer
Hawkeye Community College offers several programs related to the 16 career clusters. The following programs can be enhanced with political science courses offered at Hawkeye:
- Business Management and Administration
- Education and Training
- Government and Public Administration
- Human Services
- Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
A degree in Political Science prepares students for successful careers with high employability in a variety of fields, such as those listed below. Graduate study in this field and its various sub-fields (MA/MS, Ph. D., J.D.) will further enhance career opportunities and yield lucrative salaries.
- Law / International Law
- Business Administration
- Public Administration
- Marketing and Advertising
- International Relations and Diplomacy
- Finance / International Finance
- Criminal Justice
- Military service / Officer Training
- Non-profit organizations / Non-Governmental Organizations
- Foreign Language and Translation Services
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