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DIVISION CHAIR

Sholeh Khorooshi

(310) 287-4538
Khoroos@WLAC.edu

OFFICE LOCATION & HOURS

GC 380B
M & Th: x

COURSE ADVISORS

Jack Ruebensaal
(310) 287-4222
RuebenJ@wlac.edu

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Political Science

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • ASSOCIATE DEGREE: Major Code 2207.00
  • ASSOCIATE DEGREE: Major Code 2105.00

 

LEARN MORE about the field of Political Science and related careers - Opportunities, Training Needed and Pay

 

The Associate Degree

The Associate of Arts degree in Political Science includes coursework that aligns with specific lower-division major requirements for the Political Science major at various universities within the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems.
 
Students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university with a major in Political Science may also consider the Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Behavioral and Social Sciences emphasis). Students are encouraged to visit the Transfer Center for complete information regarding transfer requirements for the institution of their choice. Students interested in transfer are also encouraged to consult the Counseling Office for individualized educational planning.
 
 

Careers in Political Science

 
The following is taken from the American Political Science Association web site at http://www.apsanet.org/content_6457.cfm
 

A bachelor's degree in political science can lead to exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; precollegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and college teaching.

Political science majors gain analytical skills, administrative competence and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas.

 
The following are small sample of careers for political scientists. 
  • Activist, Advocate/Organizer
  • Administration, Corporate, Government, Non-Profit, etc. 
  • Archivist, Online Political Data
  • Budget Examiner or Analyst
  • Attorney
  • Banking Analyst or Executive
  • Campaign Operative
  • Career Counselor
  • CIA Analyst or Agent
  • City Planner
  • City Housing Administrator
  • Congressional Office/Committee Staffer
  • Coordinator of Federal or State Aid
  • Communications Director
  • Corporate Analyst
  • Corporate Public Affairs Advisor
  • Corporate Economist
  • Corporate Manager
  • Corporate Information Analyst
  • Corporate Adviser for Govt'l. Relations
  • Corporate Executive
  • Corporation Legislative Issues Manager
  • Editor, Online Political Journal
  • Entrepreneur
  • Federal Government Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Foundation President
  • Free-lance writer
  • High School Government Teacher
  • Immigration Officer
  • Information Manager
  • Intelligence Officer
  • International Agency Officer
  • International Research Specialist
  • Issues Analyst, Corporate Social Policy Div.
  • Journalist
  • Juvenile Justice Specialist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Legislative Analyst / Coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Analyst
  • Mediator
  • Plans and Review Officer, USIA
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Commentator
  • Pollster
  • Public Affairs Research Analyst
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Publisher
  • Research Analyst
  • State Legislator
  • Survey Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Teacher
  • University Administrator
  • University Professor
  • Urban Policy Planner
  • Web Content Editor