Political Science is a parallel program that prepares students to transfer as juniors to a senior college in order to complete a four-year degree. A degree in political science can prepare students for graduate studies, and serve as the first step towards such careers as higher education, positions in government agencies, policy research, lobbying, public opinion research or law. Students who wish to prepare for a career teaching in secondary schools should major in Social Studies Education.
Students majoring in Political Science will be working towards an A.A. degree at Northeast Mississippi Community College. As found in the Northeast Mississippi Community College Student Catalog, the Associate of Arts Degree is awarded to students completing university parallel programs. Candidates for the A.A. degree must complete the following:
- Earn a minimum of 62 semester hours applicable to a bachelor’s degree of which 3 semester hours (Physical education or other activity courses) may be non-academic credits.
- Earn a grade point average of 2.0
- Complete the 32 semester hours of general education core consisting of English Composition (ENG 1113 and ENG 1123), social and/or behavioral science (6 semester hours from sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or education psychology), humanities (6 semester hours from history, literature, modern foreign language, philosophy, religion, art, speech, or music), laboratory science (8 semester hours), fine arts (3 semester hours selected from art/music/theatre appreciation), and mathematics (MAT 1313, equivalent or above).