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Political Science Courses

Political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight.
- Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States and a Political Science Major  

Why Political Science?

While it’s probably no surprise that many U.S. presidents and lawmakers majored in political science in college, it has also been the educational path chosen by many journalists and television commentators as well. Political science is the study of the theory and practice of various systems of governance and how well they serve their citizens.   Drawing from such other fields as economics, public policy and public administration, Political Science also examines the distribution of power and resources, and provides valuable insight into the workings of a society.             

Political Science at Macomb

In Macomb’s Political Sciences Courses, you will explore the major aspects of American politics, as well as the power of images and sounds to deliver political messages and shape our opinion of political issues.  You will learn about local and state government, their policymaking processes, and major trends in metropolitan and suburban politics.  You will gain greater understanding of current world issues as you compare the American, Canadian and German political systems, and engage in an introductory study of international relations.   

Macomb’s Political Science Courses

  • Introduction to American Politics
  • Politics in Film, Music & Art: Contemporary Political Issues
  • The Media and American Politics – Contemporary Political Issues
  • Local & State Government
  • International Politics
  • Comparative Systems: USA

Career Opportunities with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science

A Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science prepares you for careers that include news reporter, legislator, lobbyist, political fundraiser, political research analyst or, with a teaching certificate, high school government teacher.  

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science

The credits earned in Macomb’s Political Science Courses transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Political Science Courses?

For more information on Political Science Courses at Macomb, contact the Associate Dean, Social Science, at South Campus 586.498.4124,, or at Center Campus: 586.286.2140 or

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