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A four-year undergraduate degree provides a solid background for positions in business, public relations, law, government, education or journalism. Graduate work is required to teach at the collegiate level.
Good reading and writing skills are essential. An avid interest in local, state, national and world news is also important.
You should take as many classes as possible in history, English, and political science in high school and at Indian Hills. Getting into a daily routine of reading/listening to news is also beneficial.
People with degrees in Political Science work in law, business, journalism, government, and education. Jobs specifically related to Political Science include high school government or civics teachers, positions in government and advocacy jobs, law careers, lobbyists and many others.
Almost all of these jobs require education beyond the associate’s degree, so our Indian Hills faculty members emphasize preparing students to transfer to four-year institutions.
Our faculty members teach courses in American Government and International Relations. Special topics courses in political science can also be arranged. Each of these courses allow students to gain a broad knowledge of how governmental institutions work and how political decisions are made. In addition, check out the list of recommended courses for the political science focus area.
Couldn't find the answer you were looking for? No worries! Just ask Jenny!
Jenny Howk, Program Director, Social Sciences & Business
Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
(641) 683-5111, ext. 1820 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1820