This website is designed for students, prospective students and others who have an interest in political science and government. We hope you enjoy exploring this website. The faculty of the political science department is always happy to hear from those with an interest in political science and government.


Political Science is the study of the formal and informal institutions and processes by which people seek to regulate themselves in a civil society.


The Political Science Program is designed to offer any student an introduction to the American political process and to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions.


Knowledge of politics and government is essential for an informed public and a functional democracy. The program at Northwest College fosters this knowledge and emphasizes the importance of life-long learning. Furthermore, students in the program experience the world of politics in many different forms and from different perspectives. Whether enrolling in a course on American and Wyoming Government, studying the intricacies of international relations, or examining the events unfolding around us daily, studying politics at Northwest College is an enriching experience.


A specialization in political science at Northwest College can lead in many directions. Students who wish to teach at all levels, aspire to work in government, run for public office, be involved with nonprofit organizations, excel in business, or work as a journalist or broadcaster will do well to study politics at Northwest College.  Many students who study political science also go on to law school. By earning a two-year Associate of Arts Degree with a specialization in political science, the student is well prepared for future academic endeavors. The Associate of Arts in Political Science is, moreover, one of the traditional paths to not only the  baccalaureate in political science, but also masters or doctoral work and careers in the fields of government, law, politics, international relations, international studies, intelligence, and public policy. Many students seek to teach in secondary schools and should specialize in Social Science Education with a focus on political science. No matter what major a student chooses, an interest in politics might ultimately lead to a useful “minor” in a baccalaureate program of study.
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