Welcome to Political Science at FRC!

About the Program

Students in this program explore politics, policy-making, governance at the domestic and international levels.

Political science students at FRC enjoy small class sizes and individualized assistance from the program faculty. The program highlights active student learning and civic engagement. Students participate in activities such as Constitution Day, proposition forums, election parties, research presentation, campus event planning, and community outreach. In these courses students will build their writing, oral communication and critical thinking skills, and develop a sense of civic responsibility.


Feather River College offers two degrees in Political Science. The first is an A.A.-T (tansfer) degree for students anticipating transfer to a California State University political science or comparable degree program. The second is an associate degree that can be completed by students seeking other transfer opportunities or who are not planning transfer to a four-year university.

Program Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of the Political Science program coursework, students will be able to:
1.    Identify and define the core concepts of political science and government that apply to the state, national, and international levels.
2.    Apply research methods and major theoretical perspectives to analyze political behavior, and the role of structures and institutions of power and governance.