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Political Science

Transfer - Associate in Arts

Program Overview

Delta students who are interested in political science can transfer to a variety of institutions where a bachelor's or advanced degree may open up many possibilities in the field. Make a strong start on your Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with Delta's major pathway. Two tracks are available, American politics or International politics.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in political science? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Study the origin, development and operation of political systems. You may also study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology, as well as analyze the structure and operation of governments and various political entities. Conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results or analyze public documents.

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Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

Within the discipline of Political Science, there are many subfields including:

  • American government and politics
  • International relations
  • Political philosophy
  • Research methods
  • Comparative government and politics
  • Political theory

Choose from courses such as American Politics or Civil Rights and Liberties (American politics track) or World Politics or Comparative Government (International politics track). 

For information about how your Delta courses will transfer to various universities, check with the admissions office of your transfer institution. You can begin exploring how classes will transfer with the Michigan Transfer Network.

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

Why you should choose Delta

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

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Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

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Transfer seamlessly
 

So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

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Facts & Figures

Student to professor ratio

With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.

Michigan

With the Michigan Transfer Agreement, 30 credits are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Michigan.