Apr 01, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog

Political Science, A.A.

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Political Science is the study of the formal and informal institutions and processes by which people seek to regulate themselves in a civil society.

The Political Science Program is designed to offer any student an introduction to the American political process, international relations and comparative politics, and to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions.

This program allows students to receive an Associate of Arts in Political Science degree. The core provides students the basic coursework in the field while allowing them the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual needs. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.

Students interested in international relations should also study a foreign language.

General Education Requirements

Students should refer to the Graduation Requirements .

Total General Education Requirements: 26-28 Credits

Core and Elective courses taken as part of completion of a degree program may also be used to meet General Education requirements where applicable. Please note that use of these courses to meet General Education requirements may reduce the number of hours required to complete a degree, however that number cannot be reduced below the institutional minimum of 60 credits.

Total Core Courses: 3 Credits

Total Core Electives: 9 Credits

General Electives

General electives selected in consultation with advisor.

Total General Electives: 20-22 Credits

Minimum Credits for Degree = 60 credits

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