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Associate of Arts in Political Science

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
  • Augusta University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • University of Georgia
Associate of Arts in 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, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
POLS 2101 Introduction to Political Science 3
POLS 2201 State and Local Government 3
POLS 2301 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
POLS 2401 Global Issues 3
Guided Electives
Choose Two:
MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics 3
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIST 2111 Survey of U.S. History I 3
HIST 2112 Survey of U.S. History II 3
SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems 3
Total Semester Hours: 64

More Information » Curriculum Sheet and Two-Year Academic Plan - Associate of Arts Degree / Political Science

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