Political Science

Do you have a passion for politics? Are you interested in global affairs? An Associate of Arts (AA) in political science from Front Range Community College will develop your skills and prepare you for a four-year degree.

Our courses will teach you to think critically and independently. You'll dive deep into current affairs, in the US and around the world.

A background in political science will make you a better citizen and help you understand political action. Our transfer-friendly program could even prepare you for a future career in government, law, business, media or public service. No matter your goals, at FRCC, you'll get the support you need.

Why Study Political Science at Front Range Community College?

A degree in political science opens the door to a wide range of careers in public service, law, international relations, business, political campaigns, journalism, working for nonprofits and more.

Our Associate of Arts (AA) in political science will develop your writing ability and train you in analytical thinking, which are essential skills for almost any career. You'll learn from experienced, accessible faculty in small classes. While many careers often require a bachelor's degree or higher, you can build a foundation for your future studies at FRCC.

Degree Details

AA in Political Science

Program Locations: Online, Boulder County, Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 60 credits (4 semesters)

Our AA degree in political science allows you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree so you can transfer to a university as a junior.

You'll discover the origin, development and operation of political systems and public policy, studying such topics as:

  • American Government
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Comparative Government

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Transfer Options

With an AA degree in political science from FRCC, you can major in political science starting as a junior at the following four-year schools:

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado-Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University
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Careers & Outcomes

Your degree can open doors for a career in a wide variety of fields. Although some careers may require bachelor's and graduate degrees, you'll get a strong foundation with a degree from FRCC.

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