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Political Science
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Dr. Brandon Hoover

Political Science

Do you dream of becoming a lawyer, or part of the growing political scene? Does a job in the government sector appeal to you? Allegany College of Maryland’s Political Science program can build your foundation for a career as an Attorney, Paralegal, Community Organizer, Grant Administrator, Non-profit Executive, or Government Employee, among others.


Students Visiting Capitol BuildingOur Associate's Degree in Political Science offers the fundamentals you need to pursue a career in government, politics, or law. Designed specifically to transfer to a four-year institution for completion of a bachelor's degree, our program offers constitutional law and the basic structures and operations of federal, state and local governments.

With an online course in American National Government and field trips to see government up close and personal in Annapolis and Washington D.C., Allegany College of Maryland's Political Science program is truly built with you in mind.

Course Info

As a Political Science program student, you'll expand your knowledge through a variety of challenging courses, including:

  • American National Government
  • State and Local Government
  • American Constitutional Law

A full listing of program courses and their descriptions can be found in the credit catalog.

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Career Info

Graduates of Political Science programs may find rewarding and enriching careers as:

  • State Legislative Aides
  • Congressional Aides
  • Government Administrators
  • Campaign Staff
  • Attorneys
  • Paralegals
  • Community Organizers
  • Grant Administrators
  • Nonprofit Executives
  • Lobbyists

*The above careers require a minimum of a bachelor's degree.

View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

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Faculty/Staff Info

Kurt Hoffman, Program Chair

Humanities 15

A.A., Scottsdale Community College
B.S., Arizona State University
M.A., Sonoma State

Brandon Hoover, Assistant Professor

Humanities 17

B.S., Frostburg State University  
J.D., Ohio Northern University

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