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Political Science

Why Poli Sci?

If you find yourself intrigued by American politics, international affairs, power, institutions, and behavior, studying political science may be for you. Political Science offers insights into how leaders acquire and maintain power, how social movements start and gain momentum, and how governments and other institutions run with efficiency and transparency.

At Harford Community College, we offer a political science degree that can prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree.

Program Overview

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Associate of Arts
Associate of Arts International Relations Concentration

NO. OF CREDITS
Associate of Arts: 60

CONTACT
Stephanie Hallock
443.412.2262
shallock@harford.edu

Admissions
443.412.2109

ACCREDITATION
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

 

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your political science studies.

WHAT KIND OF COURSES  CAN I EXPECT TO TAKE?

Develop a strong background in political science through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

  • AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
    STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
    INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    INTRODUCTION TO LAW
    URBAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
    HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

WHAT CAN I DO WHEN I COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM?

With a degree in political science at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree while gaining foundational knowledge to analyze issues/events through historical and contextual lenses.

Top Transfer Destinations
  • University of Maryland
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • UMBC
  • Loyola University
  • Towson University
  • University of Baltimore
  • Salisbury University
  • Morgan State University
Potential Careers
  • Lobbyist
  • Lawyer
  • Diplomat or foreign service officer
  • Political scientist
  • Professor
  • Business executive
  • Political consultant
  • Government official
  • Policy analyst
  • Legislative assistant
  • Public opinion researcher or pollster

WHO TEACHES THIS PROGRAM?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for you and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.