Courses in political science help students understand the fundamentals of the American government on the local, state, and federal levels, comparative government, the role of political parties, and international relations. Students explore current political events as an important component of the coursework and can take the Honors Political Science course that offers firsthand experience with political projects. Many political science majors work for elected officials or have careers as community organizers, lobbyists, non-profit leaders, pollsters, professors, and attorneys.
Students interested in studying Political Science should talk to their Academic Advisor about transfer guides and articulation agreements with Schoolcraft College. Students interested in studying Political Science at a 4-year university may be interested in completing the Associate of Arts, Associate of General Studies, or the Associate of Science degree at Schoolcraft College.