Political Science Area of Study

Program Info

Degree Type
Area of Study
Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624, lainfo@hfcc.edu, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201

Program Description


Politics is the study of who gets what, when, and how through government or other instruments of power. Power can be exercised by individuals, interest groups, parties, nation-states, or international organizations.

Political science also examines the theory and practice of politics by focusing on political behavior and values. Subfields include American government, public policy and administration, judicial politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory.

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.