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Political Science (AA)

Program Details

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Arts degree in Political Science for students who want to learn how to take part in the democratic systems of government and understand how political institutions and economies are influence by democratically elected leaders. Students will learn to understand theory in a real-world context by developing their understanding through a general education, where they will hone their analytical, creative thinking, and communication abilities.

Students will take part in a curriculum that focuses on the United States political system. These classes include sociology, American history to 1865, English composition, public speaking, college career success seminar, art appreciation, college algebra, American history from 1865, general psychology, literature, western civilization, American government, microeconomics, macroeconomics, natural sciences, principles of geography, and introduction to computers.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated an understanding of politics and political activity and professional qualifications necessary for entry-level roles in political organizations and election organizations. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to explain the constitutional, legal, institutional, and political foundations of American government; to explain the historical development and contemporary context of public administration in the United States; to define ethical leadership and evaluate its importance in contemporary government and public administration; to explain the principal dimensions of major global issues and their relevance to choices made at the national, state, and local levels; and to identify key debates over political principles that have endured over time and describe how these debates manifested in several contemporary political controversies.


High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

Accreditation & Licensing

The Higher Learning Commission