Political Science Degree at Orange Coast College

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Political Science Degree

The political science program at Orange Coast College prepares students for careers in federal, state, and local governments, as well as law, business, international organizations, nonprofit associations, campaign management and polling, journalism, electoral politics, and more. The program focuses the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Program courses include: political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of political institutions and processes. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer political science degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Political Science Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Orange Coast College offers an associate's degree program in political science.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male23
Female18

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian7
Black1
Hispanic15
White12
Multiple Races3
Non Resident Alien3

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Political Science program at Orange Coast College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Regulatory Affairs Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.

Political Scientists

Description

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

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, political scientists employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -2.3% from 2014 to 2024

Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

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.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Political Science Programs in California

Political Science programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 320 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B,M,D)
  • Political Science and Government (B,M,D)

Golden West College

Huntington Beach, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Political Science (A)

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (C,A)

Concordia University - Irvine

Irvine, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

Irvine Valley College

Irvine, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Political Science (A)

Chapman University

Orange, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 59 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

Santiago Canyon College

Orange, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (A)

Cypress College

Cypress, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (A)

Fullerton College

Fullerton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 21 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (A)

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 160 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B,M)

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FINANCIAL AID RATE
55%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
32:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$2,943