“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States
(Picture) NJ Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) with Senior Vice President/Provost Dr. David Spang, RCBC Political Science Program Coordinator Ken Mariano, and RCBC students Russell Kavitsky, Michael Picardi, and Michael Rivera representing the college on Student Lobbying Day at the NJ Statehouse on Monday, March, 9, 2015. The students had the opportunity to meet several members of the NJ state legislature to discuss the need for more funding for our county college system.
What is Political Science?
The study of political science encompasses the human experience within the constantly changing world political system. The Political Science program provides studies in United States, foreign, and international politics, and government. Political Science courses offer a range of basic requirements for careers in law, criminal justice, corrections, business, industry, government service, teaching, public policy, political journalism, lobbying, legislative service, and political research.
Graduates of this program should be able to:
- Describe the types of governments currently part of the world political system and how they impact daily life and modern day politics.
- Analyze and critically assess the formal and informal political institutions, and their respective roles, in the United States and different countries around the world.
- Analyze the causes and consequences of different forms of political participation, and outline the ways in which individuals and groups can affect political outcomes in the United States and different countries around the world.
- Examine the historical forces and processes that helped shape the basic concepts, issues, and theories in world political systems.
- Identify international organizations and their role in international politics.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrate effective analysis of quantitative methods.
Students planning to transfer after graduation should consult the RCBC Transfer Office and the catalog of the college where they intend to complete their studies.
Students may study full or part-time. In addition to our on-campus course offerings you can complete all of your degree requirements online. For more information about the Political Science Program at RCBC, please contact:
Political Science Program Coordinator
(609) 894-9311, ext. 1603