Political Science FAQs

Do you have a question about this Indian Hills Program? Browse through the Program's Frequently Asked Questions and you might just find the answer you're looking for!

 

Question:

What can I do with an undergraduate degree in Political Science?

Answer:

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.

 

Question:

What specific skills do I need to study Political Science?


Answer:

Good reading and writing skills are essential. An avid interest in local, state, national and world news is also important.

 

Question:

How can I best prepare for undergraduate work toward a degree?

Answer:

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.

 

Question:

What kinds of jobs can someone do with an undergraduate degree in Political Science?

Answer:

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.

 

Question:

What types of political science courses can I take at Indian Hills?

Answer:

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 Sherry!

Sherry Langfritz, Program Director, Social Sciences & Business
(641) 683-5111, ext. 1823 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1823    
Sherry.Langfritz@indianhills.edu