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Political Science Department
Political science is the study of government systems and the analysis of political activities, thoughts, and behaviors. If you see the news or social media, you’re bound to hear about laws, elections, and taxes. Political decisions impact your life daily. How much you pay for gas, a sports ticket, and milk can depend on decisions in Minnesota or Washington, D.C.
Knowledge you will gain
- Introduction to Political Science
- American National Government
- State and Local Government
- International Relations
Political science gurus have plenty of news coverage and social media material to consider in today’s global world. Regardless of your political party or whether you participate in grassroots discussions, social and economic issues get you thinking about priorities. How do you believe lawmakers should use their power and our resources? Learn more so you too can make educated decisions. Political science is so important for a well-rounded education that three different Minnesota Transfer Curriculum goals offer courses at Ridgewater: History and the Social and Behavior Sciences, Ethical and Civic Responsibility, and Global Perspective.
Attributes that help students thrive
- Small classes for personal attention
- Passionate instructors
Take a few political science courses or make it your major! Hundreds of students complete their first two years of virtually any four-year degree at Ridgewater where tuition is very affordable before transferring to their preferred university.