Political Science | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Study Politics. Create a Better Future for the U.S. and the World.


When taking political science courses, you will study government and politics at the city, state, national and global levels. You will learn about the perennial issues of collateral damage, environmental destruction, genocide, human rights, ideology clashes, regulations, revolutions, taxes and terrorism.

Political science courses are adaptable to careers in activism, data analysis, foreign service, issue advocacy, journalism, law, lobbying, organizational management, public policy, political campaigns, public relations and public service. 

NWACC also has a Model United Nations team that competes in college tournaments. Competing against other colleges and universities, the team role-plays countries in UN committees. To find out more about the team, contact the NWACC Associate Professor of Political Science

PLSC 1303 Intro to the United Nations
PLSC 2003 American National Government
PLSC 2003H American National Government, Honors
PLSC 2103 Intro to Comparative Politics
PLSC 2203 State and Local Government
PLSC 2303 Intro to Public Policy and Administration
PLSC 2803 Intro to Intl Relations
PLSC 2903 Political Science Internship

Many political science courses at NWACC carry transfer credit to four-year institutions and can fulfill general education requirements.  

With the skills you learn from your political science courses such as reading, analyzing data, synthesizing arguments and critical thinking, you will be a marketable individual and can move in many different career directions.   

Particular occupations can include:

  • Policy Analyst
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Political Consultant
  • Attorney
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Political Campaign Staff