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Political science is the study of how governments work and interrelate in society. Political systems effect our daily lives. In today’s world it would be challenging to find a career that would not benefit from a strong foundation in political science. Political systems support how communities make decisions, how much we pay in taxes and whether or not countries enter wars.

Political science is a great fit for students who enjoy problem-solving, are interested in current events or are interested in pursuing a career in areas as varied as business, education, finance, health, journalism, politics or the practice of law.

A country’s system of government and the level of freedom its citizens enjoy depend upon the active participation of those citizens. In today’s world, political systems interrelate on global bases as businesses, economies and people strive for career and personal success.

Political science courses at Kellogg Community College contribute to the completion of KCC degrees including Associate in Arts, General Studies, Global and International Studies and degrees in occupational disciplines. For more information about political science studies at KCC, see:

Advising & Transfer

KCC Political Science courses prepare students for transfer to four-year universities and to other colleges where students pursue a variety of majors, including majors in political science, public administration and sociology.

View transfer guides outlining opportunities for students looking to transfer their KCC credits to a four-year institution. Contact Academic Advising at 269-965-4124 or to schedule an appointment to plot a personal transfer plan.

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Political Science Careers

Political science courses can lead to careers in fields including:

  • Academic research and teaching
  • Business and finance
  • Lobbying and labor relations
  • Nongovernmental organizations and nonprofits
  • Public administration and international affairs
  • Law

Possible job titles for graduates with an education in political science include:

  • Attorney
  • City planner
  • Federal government analyst
  • High school teacher
  • Intelligence officer/CIA analyst
  • Journalist/political correspondent
  • Lobbyist
  • Paralegal
  • Policy analyst
  • Political commentator
  • Public affairs research analyst
  • State legislator/politician

Projected Job Outlook & Salary Information

For the latest employment and wage estimates for political science careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at

Why Study Political Science at KCC?

KCC is a nationally accredited, affordable two-year college that provides high-quality Political Science courses. Many students choose to transfer KCC Political Science courses to four-year universities. KCC’s faculty are well-qualified instructors with a passion for teaching, and the College’s small class sizes create a more interactive and personal learning environment.

Flexible Classes

Select KCC Political Science courses can be taken online instead of in the classroom, allowing students more flexibility in their class schedule.

A Variety of Subjects

KCC Political Science courses cover a wide variety of topics, including:

  • American government
  • Comparative politics
  • International relations
  • And more!

Hands-On Experience

KCC Political Science instructors are enthusiastic about political science and bring a multitude of experiences to each class. Select KCC Political Science courses qualify for the fulfillment of the KCC service-learning endorsement required for graduates pursuing a degree outside of the applied sciences.

Political Science Contacts

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams

Faculty, Political Science