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 

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Associate of Arts Degree Four Semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Courses

    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
    • 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

John Caraway

Professor of History and Government
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4546
john.caraway@cisco.edu

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William Geisler

Adjunct Instructor - Philosophy/Government
Abilene Campus
will.geisler@cisco.edu

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Randy Golson

Professor of History and Government
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4563
randy.golson@cisco.edu

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Kathy Kennedy

Professor of Government
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4442
kathy.kennedy@cisco.edu

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Tracy Long

Adjunct Instructor - Government
Abilene Campus
tracy.long@cisco.edu

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David Trussell

Professor of Government and History
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4465
david.trussell@cisco.edu

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Clay Wiegand

Adjunct Instructor - Political Science
Abilene Campus
clay.wiegand@cisco.edu

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