Political Science Degree: Associate of Arts

If you plan to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a major in political science, you should complete the following courses. Consult with a faculty or academic advisor before beginning this program of study. The courses provide the basic preparation leading to political science-related careers.

The Political Science program offers the following:


Associate of Arts: Political Science Designated Degree

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university.

This AS in Political Science Designated Degree will transfer seamlessly to Colorado public colleges or universities.

Academic Excellence/Program Highlights

Political Science Majors Prepare For Four Year Institutions at RRCC

Students who wish to pursue a career in the political sciences often begin at Red Rocks Community College, which encourages students to participate in relative social issues programs.

In the Fall semester, we offer State and Local Government (POS 125) taught by State Representative Lois Court, who invites a multitude of guest speakers to talk about their role in our state political system.
During the Winter semester, students can enroll in Inside Colorado Legislature (course number to be determined) and experience firsthand the legislative process. The only class of its kind in Colorado, where the instructors are elected legislators and the classroom is the Colorado State Capital. The department also provides internships and a wide range of traditional General Transfer courses in Political Science. See news article.

Career Paths / Options in Political Science

  • Administration, Corporate, Government, Non-Profit, etc.
  • Archivist, Online Political Data
  • Budget Examiner or Analyst
  • Banking Analyst or Executive
  • Campaign Operative
  • Career Counselor
  • CIA Analyst or Agent
  • City Planner
  • City Housing Administrator
  • Congressional Office/Committee Staffer
  • Coordinator of Federal or State Aid
  • Communications Director
  • Corporate Analyst
  • Corporate Public Affairs Advisor
  • Corporate Economist
  • Corporate Manager
  • Corporate Information Analyst
  • Corporate Adviser for Govt'l. Relations
  • Corporate Executive
  • Corporation Legislative Issues Manager
  • Editor, Online Political Journal
  • Federal Government Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Foundation President
  • High School Government Teacher
  • Immigration Officer
  • Information Manager
  • Intelligence Officer
  • International Agency Officer
  • International Research Specialist
  • Issues Analyst, Corporate Social Policy Div.
  • Juvenile Justice Specialist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Legislative Analyst / Coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Analyst
  • Mediator
  • Plans and Review Officer, USIA
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Commentator
  • Pollster
  • Public Affairs Research Analyst
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Survey Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Urban Policy Planner


About Red Rocks Community College: We are a two-year college with two beautiful campuses located in Lakewood and Arvada. With the help of our supportive learning community of faculty and staff, we offer flexible online, weekend, self-paced, accelerated and traditional classes that transfer easily to any four-year college in Colorado. RRCC is a community college that provides degrees and certificates for new or returning students, and concurrent enrollment for high school students since 1969.