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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AA in Political Science

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Contact Information

Social Sciences Division Staff

Monica Ketchum
Division Chair, Social Sciences
Trini Carr
Administrative Secretary
Office: BA 222

Social Sciences Division Faculty

Aryca Arizaga-Marron
Professor of Family Studies
Monica Ketchum
Professor of History
David Burris
Professor of Philosophy
Joseph Vielbig
Professor of Sociology
Brooke Ayars
Professor of Sociology
Dubia Zaragoza
Professor of Family Studies
Kenneth Dale
Professor of History
Adam Ekins
Professor of Political Science
Nicolas Byle
Professor of Philosophy