The Political Science Department at Cisco College offers courses in both Federal and State Government. An Associate of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Political Science is designed to prepare students to become active, engaged citizens who are well qualified for government or other work. Government jobs exist at the federal, state, and local levels. Relevant positions are also available in nonprofit organizations and the business sector. Political Science courses at Cisco College also correspond with the requirements to transfer and attain a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year institution. Please see the Cisco College Course Catalog for detailed course information.

Political Science students at Cisco College acquire skills desired by 21st Century employers including:

  • The ability to write and speak well
  • Innovative problem solving
  • A strong sense of ethics and integrity
  • Application of practical knowledge

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Associate of Arts Degree Four Semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Career Paths
    • Campaign Worker
    • Public Opinion Analyst
    • Legislative Assistant
    • Media Specialist
    • Law Clerk
    • Information Resources Specialist
    • Government Relations Specialist
    • Policy Specialist
    • Educator
  • Pre-Law

    The pre-law area of study at Cisco College is a great first step for students who wish to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in pre-law studies, history, or political science. Upon completion of the pre-law area of study at Cisco College, students are prepared for transfer into pre-law programs at a 4-year institution. A Bachelor's Degree in pre-law is a pre-professional degree leading to law school.

    Potential Career Paths:

    • Legal Assistant
    • Victim's Advocate
    • Paralegal
    • Attorney
    • Judge
  • Salary Information

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Meet the Faculty

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John Caraway

Professor of History and Government
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4546

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Randy Golson

Professor of History and Government
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4563

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Kathy Kennedy

Professor of Government
Abilene Campus

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Staci Shupe

Professor of History and Government
Abilene & Cisco Campuses
325-794-4428 | 254-442-5160

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David Trussell

Professor of Government and History
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4465

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