By choosing a career in political science, you will likely find yourself involved in the study of politics and actively engaged in impacting policy making and informing voters, lobbyists, advocates and other individuals associated with social change movements or concerned about justice issues. Our Political Science program is designed for students planning to complete two years of study before transferring to four-year colleges or universities to complete a bachelor's degree in political science or related fields.
Political science courses also meet general education requirements for students in other fields.
At 2018-19 tuition and fee rates, completing the 60 credits required for an associate of arts or associate of science degree costs:
Nebraska residents - $6,000
Non-residents - $8,640
These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.
2017-18 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit)
Nebraska Resident $88 $12 $100 Non Resident $132 $12 $144
Finish in 2 years by completing 15 credits a semester for 4 semesters
The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on COMPASS, ASSET or ACT scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.
Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.
Students in the Political Science program typically transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree before entering the workforce. Check out Career Coach to learn about job openings, pay and career outlook in related fields.