5 months ago
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Political Science high school coursework

Hey all!

I'm looking at majoring in Political Science... and I want some good background information before I get into college/university. Do any of you know what courses to take that would be amazing in getting a good idea on the skills needed? I know what knowledge you need to have, but I don't know what would be good classes..

If any of you know that would be amazing

thank you so much

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5 months ago


I think the most basic class you should take is the infamous AP U.S. Government. I took this class last year, and honestly, I wasn't a fan of it. I only advise people interested in political science to take it; you should be fine since you want to go into that career area. Other classes you should take are AP Comparative Politics, AP Human Geography, and some debate or speech classes.

This is all, of course, if your high school offers these. If not, I am sure you can dual enroll in junior or senior year. If you didn't know, dual enrollment is taking college classes in high school.

Along with my recommendations, I would advise you to talk to your counselor since they would know your school and its opportunities very well.



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