Political Science

We the students of Indian Hills, in order to form a more Life.Changing career, have established our first step by joining the Political Science Degree!

Campus Ottumwa and Centerville Campuses
Entry Term All Terms
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of  Arts Degree in Political Science (A.A.)


So you like politics? No? Well what about history, law, or government? If you said yes to any of these areas, then we have just the thing for you! Don’t let the name fool you - no lab coat required! The Political Science degree prepares you for a potential career path in politics, history, law or government, as well as other public service career opportunities. Would you like to understand how political theories can enhance your understanding of real-world problems? Indian Hills’ Government and International Relations courses focus on these issues, making connections between political, economic, and social domains.  Our courses provide you with the foundational knowledge and critical thinking skills needed in continuing your education and following your chosen career path.


What you will learn:
  • Recognize the historical context of political, social, and economic processes both domestically and internationally.
  • Assess the changing nature of political power.
  • Recognize major philosophical and ethical theories that have guided the development of political science studies.
  • Identify international organizations, alliance systems and non-state actors as key elements of our global society.
  • Exhibit effective oral and written communication within the realm of political science.


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the details of the details below to see how our courses at Indian Hills Community College will help you get on your way to a Life.Changing. career as a High School Government Teacher, Lawyer, Lobbyist, Diplomat, and more!


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Got questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Heidi!

heidiHeidi Munsell, Department Chair, Arts & Sciences
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5111, ext. 1832 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1832