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Political Science

Empower Yourself, Empower Your Community… Learn About Government and Politics

At Sinclair, political science is more than just the study of government and politics. Through our courses, you will gain a better knowledge of governing institutions, democratic policies and political processes. In addition, you will also be provided with the tools to become a more effective member of society.

This program might be for you if:

  • You are interested in being a national politician, working in public administration, or as a government employee.
  • You are or aspire to be an involved and effective citizen within your city, country, state, and/or nation.
  • You want to learn more about political structures, as well as legal and ethical policies.

The knowledge you gain in the political science program is essential to being a well-informed and well-thinking citizen. Political science courses provide opportunities to better understand the political system around us. Our graduates have gone on to pursue a variety of educational ventures and careers. After earning bachelor’s and graduate degrees, political science graduates teach at the college or university level or work as lawyers, government officials, enforcement officers, pollsters, lobbyists, journalists, and more.

Degree Programs

Political Science - Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue baccalaureate degree programs such as education, English, geography, history, modern languages, philosophy, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, etc. The Associate of Arts with emphasis in Political Science is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue a baccalaureate degree in political science or a degree in which political science is a strong foundation for the baccalaureate. The curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore general education requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.

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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module »

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including some of those in the political science curriculum, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

View articulation agreements »

Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the political science program, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: