Political Science

Program Description

An Associate of Arts degree in Political Science will provide an opportunity for students to gain a deeper understanding of government, politics, and social ideologies. In addition to preparing students for a career as a political scientist, it can also be excellent preparation for pre-law.

Students planning to enter into political science fields can complete their first two years of education at Arizona Western College. The degree program will prepare students for transfer and success in their upper division courses at the university level. 

Graduates of this program will successfully complete the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify and explain key political concepts and theories
  • Discuss the significance of important political arguments and ideologies and evaluate them in an unbiased way
  • Identify and explain the causes and consequences of historical events of political importance
  • Engage in research on controversial topics and synthesize information from multiple sources with original arguments into a persuasive research paper

Courses are also offered in the subjects of: Anthropology (ANT), Geography (GPH), Nutrition (NTR), Orientation (ORI), and Religious Studies (REL). 

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Degree(s) / Certificates(s)

Title Local Bachelor's
Political Science - A.A. Transfer Degree -

Contact Information

Department Contact(s)

Social Sciences

Hours of Operation
Faculty/Staff Contact(s)
Name Title Phone Email
Stuart Gibson Associate Dean of Business, Education, Socials and Behavioral Sciences (928) 317-6417 Stuart.Gibson@azwestern.edu
Adam Ekins Professor of Political Science (928) 344-7736 adam.ekins@azwestern.edu