Government

Help shape history and lives by getting your associate degree in government. Austin Community College’s program shows you how facilitating and creating public policy impacts society. You’ll be prepared to transfer with professional knowledge of how humans govern ourselves, how elections work, and how policy is created through dedicated internship programs.

Pride Points

Internship opportunities

Published faculty authors

University transfer degree

Career & Salary Information

Graduating with real-world experience in government and political science makes you a strong candidate for employment–– with careers in the public– and private–sector. Check out some of the competitive careers you could pursue.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Compliance Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.


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  • Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers

    Monitor and evaluate compliance with equal opportunity laws, guidelines, and policies to ensure that employment practices and contracting arrangements give equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Legislators

    Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

    Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Arts

Government

Field of Study

Political Science Field of Study