Mar 31, 2023  
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 Archived Catalog

Department of Political Science

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Bennett (department head)


The Department of Political Science offers courses leading to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees with major in Political Science. Minors are available in International Relations, Political Science, Social Justice, and Pre-Law. The curriculum is international in scope, theoretically grounded, and academically rigorous. Courses within the department introduce students to the theory and practice of political science with particular emphasis on political philosophy, social justice, international relations, comparative politics, political behavior, and political institutions. Students are equipped with the skills necessary to excel in any post-graduation pursuit, including graduate school, law school, public service, missions, business, and advocacy, to name a few.

Faculty in the department take seriously the integration of faith and learning. Students are encouraged to view themselves as active participants in society with a God-given mandate to serve others in the local community and the world. Graduates will be able to apply a Christian worldview to public life and integrate their faith with their chosen vocation.

American Studies Program (ASP) Option

Students successfully participating in ASP  (four-month internship/seminar program) in Washington, D.C., may fulfill the requirements of the Political Science minor by the additional completion of POL 1013  and POL 3003 . Consult Political Science faculty for details.

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