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 Social & Behavioral Sciences Division

​Political Science




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Information on Political Science

Though the practice of politics dates back far into history during the times of the ancient Greeks, the study of politics as a science is relatively new. Political science is the examination of our political processes, the institutions involved, and the qualitative investigation of organizational behavior.

The classes offered in Political Science at CGCC will help students to learn about the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Arizona; historical backgrounds and governing principals of the government of the United States; and how politics and economics play a role in international relationships and dependencies.

Political scientists learn how to systematically approach issues within the scope of political science including domestic, international, and comparative politics. Students with backgrounds in political science may prepare for careers in areas such as law, college and university teaching, government service, foreign career service and 'politics' in general.


​Course Offerings in Political Science

Class Schedule for POS

(Not all classes offered every semester)

POS110American National Government3.00
POS120World Politics3.00
POS180United Nations Studies3.00
POS210Political Ideologies3.00
POS220U.S. and Arizona Constitution3.00
POS221Arizona Constitution1.00
POS223Civil Rights3.00
POS298AASpecial Projects1.00

​University Transfer

Completion of an Associate of Arts Degree from CGCC can transfer to either the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science or Bachelor of Science in Political Science at Arizona State University.

Meet with an Academic Advisor

Before registering for any classes it is imperative that your meet with an Academic Advisor to plan out your academic plan to ensure that you are taking the correct courses.

The Arizona Course Applicability System provides information on courses, course equivalencies, and program requirements at all public universities in Arizona.



In addition to the study of politics, students enrolled in political science courses at Chandler-Gilbert will have the opportunity to practice civic engagement, become informed in the matters of the community, and hopefully become better citizens in the process.


CGCC ​Model United Nations

Model United Nations is a simulation program in which students conduct research and participate in sessions to advance their understanding of world events and global issues.  Students create an atmosphere of ​peer learning, participate in speech and debate, all within an active learning environment.  

Model UN students are expected to complete the POS180 course (United Nations Study). 

For more information regarding Model UN and the Model United Nations Conference, click on the link below or contact:

            Noel Morelos
            CGCC MUN Faculty Advisor
            Phone: 480.857.5194


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