Political Science

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East Georgia is a great place to begin your studies in political science. Here, you'll find:

  • Great faculty, such as Dr. H. Lee Cheek, Jr., a former congressional aide who is now a political consultant and regular commentator on American politics and religion.
  • Connections to the region's politicians and leaders of government and industry.
  • Travel-study opportunities through the University System of Georgia that have taken East Georgia students to study centers in France, Spain and Costa Rica.
  • Opportunities to learn outside the classroom through involvement in political campaigns and active chapters of College Republicans, College Democrats, American Political Science Association, Georgia Political Science Association, and American Public Administration Association on campus.

Where Will You Go From Here?

With political science as your major, you have a world of options open to you. Most students who study political science transfer to complete their four-year degrees and then master’s or professional degrees, and work in all levels of government and public service; teaching; federal, state, and local agencies; politics; financial management; hospital administration; law; lobbying; and a wide variety of career fields.

EGSC political science students have transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Armstrong State University
  • Augusta University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • University of Georgia


Political Science

The study of political science at East Georgia State College will build your critical thinking skills, you ability to think on your feet, and your ability to form and express an argument. Political science is a great major for pre-law students, but we have also had a number of students go into health care administration or teaching. Because of our location, quite a few students work on political campaigns while they are in college, and can build their resumes from that experience.

Dr. H. Lee Cheek, Jr.

Chair of the Social Science Division and Professor of Political Science and Religion

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D and E
Required: 42 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F Guided Electives: 9-18
(Choose from the following)
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIST 1111 Western Civilization to 1648 3
HIST 1112 Western Civilization since 1648 3
HIST 2111 U.S. History to 1865 3
HIST 2112 U.S. History since 1865 3
MATH 1121 Introduction to Statistics 3
PSYC 1101 General Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 1160 Social Problems 3
SOCI 2293 Introduction to Marriage and Family 3
Foreign Language: 0-9 Hours
(Choose from the following)
FREN 2001 Intermediate French I 3
FREN 2002 Intermediate French II 3
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II 3
Program Total: 60 Hours

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