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Study how government, politics, and policy affect lives. At EICC, dive into political science while completing the general education classes your transfer college will require. With low-cost tuition and guaranteed transfer agreements in place, EICC is a smart way to do your first two years.
What You Learn as a Political Science Major
Learn about government systems and the impact policy and leadership have on citizens here and across the world. Study international relations and globalization. Dive into courses focused on the humanities, geography, environmental science, and more.
What Can I Do With a Political Science degree?
Pick a path. Specialize in national or comparative politics, international relations, or political theory. Work for the government, labor unions, or political organizations. Provide analysis and insight on policies and laws. Forecast economic and social trends. Research world leaders, government systems, and test political theories. Run for office.
A Solid Foundation
Policy, economics, ecology, and international conflict. Study it all.
Get your point across
Analyze your audience. Learn what to say and how to deliver.
Across the globe
Learn about politics around the world at different levels of development.
Here’s a microscope
Examine the fundamentals of behavior.
What are Transfer Majors
The Political Science Transfer Major is part of EICC's statewide Transfer Major associate's degree program. It was developed through a partnership between Iowa's community colleges, public universities, and many private colleges. It outlines the precise courses you need to complete if you want to transfer to a four-year college and study this specific major. The partner colleges and universities have approved the EICC courses, so all the credits you earn with us fully transfer toward your bachelor's degree. It's streamlined and simple.
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Keep Your Transfer Plan Current
Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.TRANSFER PLANNING
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2+2 = Savings
Here’s a secret: biology is biology no matter where you take the course. But the cost isn’t the same. Do your first two years at EICC and wipe out those required general education courses, then transfer to finish your Bachelor’s degree. The 24 months and 60+ credits you earn with us will cost less than one semester at most public or private universities. Save your money. High-quality and low-cost. That’s our niche.
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Complete 12 credit hours with 3.5 GPA, and your local chapter will send you an invite to join. Each of our colleges has a chapter which means you’ll be supported by your peers. PTK offers transfer scholarships, intellectual enrichment, and personal development.JOIN PTK
Your Degree = Success
Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.
Get a remarkable education and remarkable head start at EICC.Explore the value of an associate’s degree
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How EICC Fits Your Goals
Maybe the 4-year where you plan to transfer has added a new major or perhaps you discovered a new career field. We're here to guide and support you, so let us know. Keep in regular contact with your EICC advisor and lean on these services and resources, too.
Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.
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