Political Science

Associate in Arts (Transfer)

The Political Science Associate in Arts degree will prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to advance their studies and gain employment in the public or private sector. The program lays a good foundation for law school, public administration, campaigns and elections, and journalism.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Political Science is a program designed to familiarize students with how government is structured, as well as the ways in which public policies are made. Students who complete the program will have a better understanding of how their government operates, as well as their own particular role as a citizen in a democracy. 

A Quality Education

Faculty in the program have hands-on, extensive experience working in political campaigns, campaign finance, and public administration at the state and local level.

Get Involved

Network with other students and develop leadership skills through the ICC Student Government Association, College Democrats, Young Republicans and other college organizations.

Career Opportunities

Educator, Attorney, Public Administrator, Politician, Journalist, Lobbyist, Social Worker


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


25 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Grace Finds Her Place at ICC
Local Student Embraces His Indigenous Roots at ICC

We need to learn to engage in civil discourse both in and outside of the classroom. We can agree to disagree with one another, but it will be done respectfully and with evidence.

Deborah Dougherty, Professor, Political Science
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Political Science Program?

You want to learn how government works so you can be an active participant in making your community better for its citizens. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. High school coursework in English, history, and social studies are beneficial for this program.
  5. Extra curricular activities such as speech or debate club can be helpful.

What Can I Expect As a Political Science Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm