Georgia Perimeter College offers a 2 year Associate of Arts degree with a program of study in Political Science. This is an accredited program that transfers to all colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia.What is Political Science?
Political Science is the study of human political behavior. It looks at the state in general and government in particular. It involves subjects such as public law, political theory, comparative government, international relations, public administration, and American Government.
What does Perimeter College offer in political science?
Georgia Perimeter college offers four, 3 semester hour classes in political science. They are:POLS-1101 American GovernmentWill these courses transfer to other schools in the University System of Georgia?
This course is required in all courses of study by state law. The class covers the essential facts about the national government of the United States, with some attention to state government, including the state of Georgia.
POLS-1101H American Government (Honors)
This course is POLS-1101 for honors students.
POLS-2101 Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introductory survey of the fundamental concepts and questions concerning politics, including such issues as liberty, justice, equality, and legitimacy.
POLS-2601 Introduction to Public Administration
This course covers the essentials of how government agencies and pograms are managed and administered. It deals with the principles of management, personnel administration and administrative law.
Yes. POLS-1101 American Government is required by state law at all colleges and universities of the University System of Georgia. The general rule is that other colleges will allow the transfer of 6 semester hours at the 2000 level in political science. Most, but not all, private and out of state schools have a similar policy on transferring credits.
What is required for an Associate of Arts degree with a program of study in Political Science?
Click here to go to the Requirements for the Political Science Major.
What kind of career does someone with a political science degree go on to?
Traditionally, political science majors go into law or government but there are a lot of other possibilities.
Click here to look at a list of careers which the American Political Science Association has identified.
If I go on to a four year school and major in political science, what will be required?
It varies from school to school. In general you have to take between 24 and 28 semester hours in upper level political science courses. Usually you will have to take a specific number of hours in several areas of political science such as theory and method, American studies, or international studies. Some schools offer undergraduate programs in political science with special concentrations such as pre-law, state, local, and regional planning, or public administration. To check out the programs at other Georgia colleges click on the links below:The University of GeorgiaWho can I talk with to get more information about political science?
Georgia State University
Georgia Southern University
West Georgia College University
Valdosta State University
Kennesaw State University
The faculty listed below are all full time political science teachers at Georgia Perimeter College. Just click on their name to go to their web page.Adam StoneThis page meets Bobby requirements