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Political science as a discipline encompasses a broad range of subfields that attempt to describe and explain the political process, politics, and relationships among governments. The general areas of study in political science include American government and politics, political theory, public administration, public law, comparative politics, and international relations.
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The mission of the Social Sciences Division is to provide opportunities for students to better understand individual and group behavior, and develop skills to explore and analyze past and present society and culture.
Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog).
Preparation for Success
A major in Political Science is strengthened by studies in statistics and history. The ability to utilize computers for research purposes is mandatory in most disciplines.