Political Science and International Relations
Political Science Degrees and Majors
As a Political Science major, your classes will focus on developing your critical thinking skills and training you to engage in domestic and international issues, both intellectually and spiritually. If you have a deep curiosity about the world around you, our political science degree will broaden your understanding of the political process and how it shapes the world. You will have the opportunity to study domestic and world politics, political philosophy and a variety of elective subjects including Middle Eastern and comparative politics.
Political Science Degrees:
Our Political Science Degree focuses on the social, public and international sides of politics and requires four semesters of foreign language study in addition to its core curriculum. Our Political Science major is ideal for students interested in government, public policy, law and international relations, and is designed to enhance liberal arts critical thinking, analytical discovery, and ethical and moral inquiry through a biblical worldview.
Instead of a foreign language, Political Science B.S. students take courses in computer science, web design, statistics, computer modeling, computer simulation and E-commerce to explore politics through a quantitative, empirical lens. A Bachelor of Science in Political Science is a better fit for students interested in the mathematical side of the political and policy relationships in the world around us.
Complementary to a major in History, Economics, Business, English, Sociology or Psychology, a minor in political science gives students the chance to take classes in legal studies, domestic politics, domestic policy and comparative and international relations politics and policy.
Students interested in law can add the legal studies minor to their political science major as well as any other major. Available courses range from Business Law to Civil Rights and Liberties to Institutional Powers and American Constitution Development.
The international relations minor is designed for students interested in the political, economic, and ideological relationships between nations. Offered courses cover the spectrum from broad overviews of historical thought regarding liberty and equality to the more specific political history of the Middle East.
View Political Science and International Relations course descriptions from the current Academic Catalog.