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Why Study Political Science?

You already know it’s important to be an informed citizen. Would you like to be the informer? Imagine your job is to represent your fellow citizens; to speak up and act for what you believe.

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Degree Types


Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities to complete your bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Science degrees include specific science requirements and electives.


Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities to complete your bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Arts degrees include specific arts requirements and electives.

Practical Experience

In addition to the core curriculum, the Political Science program introduces:

  • Fundamental communications skills
  • U.S. history with an emphasis on political, economic, diplomatic, and social development
  • Features of American government, including constitutional principles and the structure and functions of the three branches
  • Functions of state and local government
  • Social, political, religious, economic, and cultural development of World civilization
  • Organizing, preparing, and delivering speeches
  • Study of the complexities of our constitutional principles
  • Examination of the policies, structure, and function of our local government with special emphasis on the State of Tennessee

Career Opportunities

  • Legal assistant / paralegal
  • Business intelligence officer
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
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