The Associate of Arts degree in government studies is committed to the study of political influence and political institutions in both American and international contexts. LCCC’s location in Wyoming’s capital city of Cheyenne affords opportunities for students to study government “up close and personal.” Government studies courses at LCCC (which are listed as Political Science or POLS courses) provide the basis for either entry-level careers in government or preparation to transfer to a four-year program in political science or related fields.
The government studies program at LCCC is divided into two tracks: 1) American and comparative government, which is more theoretical in scope, and 2) public policy and administration, which has a more practical focus. Students must complete the requirements of one of the tracks to graduate. Emphasis in both tracks in on the multidisciplinary nature of social problems, governmental responses to those problems, and on service learning opportunities.