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What will I learn?

Become a knowledgeable and engaged citizen when you study how laws are passed, treaties are made, and local, state and national governments operate.

Understand how tariffs affect Kansas farmers and campaign finance can impact elections. You will also:

  • Discuss facts and opinions on current events
  • Ponder possible solutions to cultural issues
  • Analyze foreign policy
  • Gain insight on globalism


Our faculty are researchers of real-world issues. They bring the news to life with spirited class discussions and refreshing perspectives. Our wide range of Political Science courses cover the same topics you’ll find at four-year schools.

You will:

  • Learn political strategies by playing war games and solving conflicts through diplomacy
  • Strengthen your oral and written communication skills
  • Debate with your classmates on current and past issues

Meet like-minded people and make connections when you join our award-winning Model United Nations Club, the Political Science Club, and other politically focused organizations.

If you’re a trivia nut and love facts about current events, pop culture, political personalities and history, join in the fun when Student Activities partners with Political Science faculty to host trivia games in the Commons. Check the digital signs in the hallways for times.

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Interested in a career in politics? Here are a few résumé-builders you'll have access to at JCCC:

  • Find job shadow opportunities
  • Get an internship working in local government
  • Help with voter registration on campus
  • Volunteer for a political party during campaign season

Be in the inner workings of politics in these fields:

  • Scientist
  • Attorney
  • Paralegal
  • News reporter
  • Legislator
  • Lobbyist
  • Tax examiner
  • Urban or regional planner
  • High school teacher of government and politics

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.