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.
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
What Can This Program Do For You
GOVT 2305 Federal Government
Introduction to the theory and practice of politics and government in America at the national level. Topics include political theory, political culture, the United States Constitution, federalism, political participation and elections, the institutions of government, and domestic and foreign policies. Three lecture hours per week.
Credit: 3 semester hours
GOVT 2306 Texas Government
Introduction to the theory and practice of politics and government in America at the state and local levels, with special
attention on Texas. Topics include political theory, state constitutions, federalism, political participation and elections, the institutions of government, the organization and purposes of local governments, and state and local public policy. Three lecture hours per week.
Credit: 3 semester hours
See the Cisco College Catalog for additional course listings.
Potential Career Paths
- Campaign Worker
- Public Opinion Analyst
- Legislative Assistant
- Media Specialist
- Law Clerk
- Information Resources Specialist
- Government Relations Specialist
- Policy Specialist
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
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