Political Science

Do you want to know how political power works? Are you interested in civil rights, international relations, and environmental politics?

DVC's political science program is a great start! Gain insight into events at the local, state, national, and international level while developing useful skills for a broad range of careers. Graduates are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a specific campus or major.

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Career Opportunities

The political science program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

With additional education:

  • Educator
  • Lawyer
  • Diplomat
  • Political Consultant
  • Government Official
  • Public Opinion Researcher
  • Journalist


Change your life with a political science degree. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.