Political Science

Program Details

If you are passionate about public affairs and the major debates of our time, you should consider studying political science at Inver Hills.

Our students examine political problems from all angles and work together to consider solutions. Our Political Science department is focused on civic engagement and the politics of change.

Our faculty have extensive experience in a diversity of political science subfields, including public policy, international relations, and political theory.

Political Science at Inver Hills

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Transfer Information

Completing this A.A. transfer pathway equips you to transfer as a junior to a baccalaureate program at one of seven Minnesota State universities:

MN private colleges

Additional Transfer Pathway agreements have been established by various MN private colleges. Visit mnprivatecolleges.org/transfer for the most up to date information

Student Clubs

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for two-year college students. Alpha Omicron Beta is the chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Inver Hills. When you become a PTK member, you are welcome to be as active as you wish to be with chapter activities and events.



Student Senate

Student Senate is the officially recognized student body representative t Inver Hills. Student Senate members provide student opinions on college committees and policies, and approve all new clubs and student organizations. Student Senate also develops projects and activities for members, the college, the community, and at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Join Student Senate, or learn more by attending a Student Senate meeting, which are held on Thursdays during fall and spring semester.


Bradley Manley, MA

Communication Studies Faculty
Student Senate Faculty Advisor

Political Science at Inver Hills Adds Up

What you’ll accomplish as a student in our Political Science program:

  1. Sharpen your political awareness
  2. Make the most of your passion for public affairs
  3. Wade into the political machinery that often defines our workaday world
  4. Earn a Transfer Pathway A.A. that opens the door to your bachelor’s degree
  5. Complete a highly relevant internship for college credit
  6. Get firsthand experience delving into current political science issues and projects
  7. Work directly with politically savvy, student-centric political science faculty
  8. Benefit from small class sizes and collaborating with classmates from diverse backgrounds
  9. Enjoy opportunities for political engagement in the real world
Save money and continue your academic and professional careers with less student debt

According to U.S. News & World Report, national student loan debt topped $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, or roughly $740 billion more than U.S. total credit card debt.

In Minnesota, 900,000 student loan borrowers owe an average $31,250 in federal and private student debt. That debt translates into an average monthly payment topping $250. 

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,500. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000+ at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver Hills getting a topflight, hands-on education from knowledgeable, caring and experienced faculty and then transfer to a four-year school as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars.