Political Science

Associate in Arts (AA) Degree


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

International Relations

Go global

International Relations

Policy, economics, ecology, and international conflict. Study it all.

Public speaking

Get your point across

Public speaking

Analyze your audience. Learn what to say and how to deliver.

Comparative Government

Across the globe

Comparative Government

Learn about politics around the world at different levels of development.


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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. 

This degree transfers to

Ames, Iowa 

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at ISU

See Iowa State Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Davenport, Iowa

  • $1,000 scholarship offered to EICC students who apply for SAU/Dual Admission
  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer

See St. Ambrose University Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Iowa City, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UI

See University of Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Cedar Falls, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UNI

See University of Northern Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Keep Your Transfer Plan Current

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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.



Lucas Raab
"I used to feel anxious about the future. Not anymore. The education, experiences, and support I’ve received have changed my outlook. Now, I’m planning to transfer to the University of Iowa and earn a bachelor’s in political science."
Lucas Raab, Political Science, AA Degree
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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.

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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.


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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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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Political Science Transfer Major: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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