Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Political Science, A.A.

Location(s): Kansas City Kansas Community College

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DIVISION: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services

CONTACT: posc@kckcc.edu

Political science is an integral part of social science. Over three thousand years ago, Aristotle declared that “politics is the master science upon which all of civilization depends.” The truth of this assumption simply lies in the fact that political science is all about public power, how it is acquired, and, in whose interest, it is used. Power concentrated in the wrong hands can be detrimental to democracy, thus it must be respected and carefully guarded. The discipline of political science is a systematic effort at creating a responsible attitude about the use of public power as a force for good. Political science is aimed at inculcating the appropriate level of awareness of citizenship rights and responsibilities in a way that monitors the use of public power for the overall interest of the society. A political science major is an excellent preparation for careers in government and politics, campaign co-ordination and consultancy, diplomacy or foreign affairs, law, education, military, community development, human relations, labor relations, public administration, etc.

Requirements for Admission to the Program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program coordinator for program-specific advising.

General Requirements

Total Hours for General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 34

** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Total Hours for Program Requirements Credit Hours: 27

Total Hours for an Associate in Arts in Political Science Degree Credit Hours: 61

Course Sequence

Political Science - Semester 2

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