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Walla Walla Community College

Why Choose WWCC for Political Science?

Political Science is the study of systems of power and how they are used. In our program, you can start learning about American government, political theory, public policy and more. Then, with your associate degree in hand, you can transfer to a four-year college. In just two years, you can be on your way to a bachelor’s degree, law school or a career.

Careers in Political Science

Get a Seat at the Table

Political Science majors get jobs with government groups, campaigns, law firms, nonprofits and more. It’s a common major for people who want to go to law school or work in government. It can also lead to careers in business, journalism or policy research. Plus, with strong research, critical thinking and communication skills, you’ll be a natural fit for leadership roles in any field.

Certificates & Degrees in Political Science

An associate degree from WWCC can help you take the next step in your college career. You can start learning about political theory and policy. Plus, you’ll be able to finish the general ed requirements for most Washington schools right here. That means you’ll be able to transfer with junior standing.

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Political Science Program Details

Program Outcomes

  • The ability to analyze past and present society, diverse cultures and histories to better understand individual and group behavior and enhance self-awareness.
  • An understanding and working knowledge of the theories, concepts, ideas, terminology, and factual evidence in selected fields within the social sciences.
  • Sensitivity in understanding diverse views and perspectives.
  • An understanding of the historically and socially constructed nature of human differences.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

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