Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, Saturday, and online courses.
Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Summer Session, Full- or Part-Time.

About the Program

At Century College, you can study various facets of Political Science, including:

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • American Government
  • State and Local Government
  • International Relations

Additionally, if you’re interested in training for public affairs careers, you may supplement coursework by applying for a related internship for departmental credit.

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Cost & Financial Aid

As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

Financial Aid

Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition Cost per Credit Comparison: Century College $206.41, University of MN - TC $555.13, Private Colleges & Universities $1,416.

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    Program Faculty

  • John Evans
    Political Science
  • Experience: Michael Gold-Biss is a Managing Principal Consultant at Politics & Policy LLC., Minnesota. He has taught at North Hennepin Community College, the Tharpar Institute of Engineering & Technology (India), The Military University of Nueva Granada (Colombia), The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University; North Hennepin Community College and Saint Cloud State University, Minnesota State University System; the Catholic University of Salta (Argentina); the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Texas A&M International University, the University of Costa Rica, The University of the West Indies (Jamaica), the Special Operations University (Florida); the Center for Superior War Studies (Mexico) and the American University, Washington, DC, among other higher education institutions in the hemisphere and elsewhere.
    Teaching Approach: “My philosophy is premised on actively involving students, through a discovery process, in an ongoing and challenging dialogue of learning and mutual engagement. In the classroom, bricks and mortar and virtual, I emphasize placing current events, trends, and social realities into historical contexts and theoretical frameworks. A pedagogy emphasizing participation defines the relationship between students and teachers as active co-learners.”
    Education: Ph.D., International Relations, American University, School of International Service, Washington, DC; MBA, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management; MA, Political Science, University of Delaware; BA, International Affairs and History, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
    Notable: He has received numerous national, state, and institutional awards for excellence in teaching, including Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers; Excellence in Teaching Award, Student Representative Assembly, St. Cloud State University; The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Instructor Award, St. Cloud State University; Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Teaching Excellence, Student Representative Assembly, St. Cloud State University; State of Minnesota Teaching Excellence Award, Minnesota State Universities System, Minnesota State University Student Association and Minnesota House of Representatives; and the Student Government Teacher of the Year, St. Cloud State University. He has been honored with the Military Medal for Meritorious Achievements (Education) of the Escuela Superior de Guerra, Bogotá, Colombia; International Who’s Who of Professionals; Minnesota House of Representatives Resolution in Recognition of Teaching Excellence; The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi; Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honor Society; and the Phi Alpha Theta International History Honor Society.
    Michael Gold-Biss
    Political Science
  • Steve Ramsey
    Business Mgmnt