Political Science Concentration, Associate in Arts Degree

General Education Requirements for Political Science

Choose from the General Education Requirements according to your goals and interests and the requirements of your intended transfer institution. The recommended General Education courses for this concentration include the following:

Cultural/Historical Perspectives:

  • HIS:152 U.S. History since 1877, 3 credits

Social Sciences:

  • POL:111 American National Government, 3 credits
  • SOC:110 Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits


  • MAT:156 Statistics, 3 credits


Concentration Electives for Political Science

Political Science requirements vary depending on the transfer institution. It is important to plan your course selection carefully with both your community college advisor and your intended transfer institution. Choose elective courses as needed to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate Degree.

Recommended Electives

  • HIS:117 Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval, 3 credits
  • HIS:118 Western Civilization II: Early Modern, 3 credits
  • HIS:119 Western Civilization III: The Modern Period, 3 credits
  • HIS:151 U.S. History to 1877, 3 credits
  • ECN:120 Principles of Macroeconomics, 3 credits
  • POL:112 American State and Local Government, 3 credits
  • PSY:111 Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits


Locations: Clinton Community College, Muscatine Community College, Scott Community College