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Political Science

Gain an Informed View of Current Affairs


Political scientists examine how societies govern themselves at the local, state, national, and international levels. We consider how power connections create the institutions, practices, and relations of governance and ask big questions about “Who gets what, when, and how?”

You will develop skills in planning and development, research, analysis, communication, and civic engagement. We prepare you for careers in public service, law, business, and more when you graduate. See the American Political Science Association's Careers for Political Science Majors page for more information.

We offer undergraduate research and honors opportunities. Contact your instructor for details.


Degree Credits Time to Complete Average Cost*
Associate in Arts (DTA) 90 18 months $9,544

*Average costs include tuition based on WA state resident full-time enrollment. It does not include fees. The costs may vary. Learn more about Tuition & Fees.

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