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Political Science

What Is Political Science?

Political Science is a study of human behavior that examines data and political systems, institutions and behaviors. It encompasses multiple perspectives and uses a mixture of methods. Aristotle believed the study of politics was essential to achieving a stable and orderly society. The study of political science helps build a society that develops, advances and improves our lives.

Why Study Political Science?

The Political Science guided pathway at Perimeter College leads to an associate of arts degree and provides the first two years of division requirements for a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Students on the guided pathway in political science may begin preparation for work in government affairs, international trade, campaign management, political strategy, policy analysis or a career in education or law. Careers in political science include:

  • Banking and finance
  • Business management
  • City planning
  • Journalism
  • Labor relations
  • Law
  • Policy analysis
  • Public policy
  • Research and writing
  • Social work
  • Teaching
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1975 Political Science Pathway

 Associate of Arts, Pathway – Political Science

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours) Recommendations Area D: 
  • Recommended course: MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics (3 Credit Hours)
Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours)
  1. Required courses (6 Credit Hours)
    • POLS 2401 Global Issues (3 Credit Hours)
    • World language at the 1002 level or higher (3 Credit Hours)
  2. Select additional courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    1. Choose at least two of the following:
      • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
      • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
      • POLS 2101 Introduction to Political Science (3 Credit Hours)
      • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3 Credit Hours)
    2. Choose at least two of the following:
      • AAS 2010 Introduction to African-American Studies (3 Credit Hours)
      • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
      • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
      • GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography (3 Credit Hours)
      • HIST 1111 A Survey of World History to 1500 (3 Credit Hours)
      • HIST 1112 A Survey of World History since 1500 (3 Credit Hours)
      • HIST 2110 Survey of United States History (3 Credit Hours)
      • MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics (3 Credit Hours)
      • MATH 1112 College Trigonometry (3 Credit Hours) or MATH 1113 Precalculus (3 Credit Hours)
      • PHIL 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (3 Credit Hours)
      • POLS 210 Introduction to Political Science (3 Credit Hours)
      • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3 Credit Hours)
      • SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems (3 Credit Hours)
      • WGSS 2010 Introduction to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (3 Credit Hours)
      • World language at the 2001 level (3 Credit Hours)
      • World language at the 2002 level (3 Credit Hours)


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