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). 

Degree(s) / Certificates(s)


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

Contact Information


Faculty/Staff Contact(s)
Name Title Phone Email
Monica Ketchum-Cardenas Professor of History (928) 344-7646 Monica.Ketchum@azwestern.edu
David Burris Professor of Philosophy (928) 344-7714 david.burris@azwestern.edu