Lincoln Land Community College

5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, IL 62794-9256

Political Science Associate in Arts

Program Details

The Associate of Arts in Political Science is a transferable degree program offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. This program is intended for students who plan on matriculating with their degree into a senior institution such as a four-year college or university. Students who major in Political Science may have the opportunity to go on to successful careers in federal, state, and local governments, national and international organizations, law, journalism, and education.

Students planning on teaching in a secondary setting are required to take the Test of Academic Proficiency before moving on to a higher institution. Students who plan on advancing into a four-year college or university should verify the requirements needed for those senior-programs, which may vary from school to school.

Like most associate degree at Lincoln Land Community College, this program requires the student to take and pass general education courses. These courses include EGL 111 and 102 Composition I and II, SPE 101 Public Speaking Fundamentals, and POS 101 Introduction to American Politics. Recommended general education courses that fulfill requirements for this degree are: ECO 110 Elements of Economics, HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I, MAT 104 General Education Mathematics, and PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology. Additional requirements in Humanities, Life Science, and Physical Science are also required.

Students are free to take whatever four three-credit hour courses relevant to their major. Suggested program electives are: HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II, HIS 111 and 112 United States History to 1877 and Since 1877. This major has two tracks from which a student can choose electives: American Politics and International Politics. The American Politics Track has classes such as POS 165 Model Illinois Government and POS 211 Introduction to Political Philosophy. The International Politics Track classes are POS 164 The United Nations and POS 220 Introduction to Comparative Political Systems.

The recommended time frame for completion of this degree is over the course of four semesters. Four to six courses each semester should be taken to fulfill requirements in this time span.

This online degree program from Lincoln Land Community College is a practical and convenient solution to students who lack the ability to access traditional education opportunities. Because of changes in federal guidelines prospective students of Lincoln Land Community College should be aware that only permanent residents of Illinois are able enroll in this program. Some exceptions can be made.

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Illinois Residents Only

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission



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