The study of political science teaches valuable analytical, communication, and research skills.
Are you interested in the important political issues of the world today? Do you want to better understand how governments operate? Are you curious about how and why people make political choices and the consequences of those choices?
At Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona, Red Wing, or online, you'll be able to explore these important issues while earning a 2-year degree designed for transfer to any Minnesota State university.
As a Political Science major, you will study:
- Systems of government and institutions
- Political behavior and culture
- Media, interest groups, non-governmental organizations
- Citizen rights and liberties
- Elections and political parties
- Political responses to modern problems
- Political values and ideals
After graduating with the Political Science Transfer Pathway AA degree, you can transfer in as a junior and complete your bachelor's degree by earning 60 additional credits at one of the seven Minnesota State universities (admission requirements, including GPA, apply).
The Political Science Transfer Pathway AA degree is the foundation of a well-rounded education with a range of coursework in the liberal arts and sciences. It provides the basis for understanding and participating in political life as a citizen and employment or involvement with: government, education, politics, business, legal fields, interest groups, media, international and community organizations.
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The Political Science Transfer Pathway Associate of Arts offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts
degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Political Science bachelor's degree programs at Minnesota State universities.*
The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities
enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelors
degree programs in a related field.
The Political Science Transfer Pathway (AA) degree transfers to the following 4-year degree programs:
|Transfer University||4-Year Degree Name|
|Bemidji State University||Political Science, BA|
|Metropolitan State University||Social Science, BA|
|Minnesota State University, Mankato||Political Science, BS|
|Minnesota State University Moorhead||Political Science, BA|
|Southwest Minnesota State University||Political Science, BA|
|St. Cloud State University||Political Science, BA|
|Winona State University||Political Science (minor required), BA|
*Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University,
Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; And Winona State University.