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Political Science Minor

Leading Nations

Complementary to a major in History, Business, English, Sociology, or Psychology, Taylor’s minor in Political Science helps students build a strong foundation for growing passions in politics, leadership, and the American nation.

Classes cover a wide variety of political subjects, including political thinking, comparative politics, state and local politics, public policy, and the roles of Congress and the President.

Graduates with a minor in Political Science can follow career paths in the government as politicians or congressional staff members, become political writers, or join advocacy groups for areas like education and the environment.

Political Science Curriculum & Degree Options

Contact the History, Global & Political Studies Department

Dr. Kevin Johnson, Chair of the Department of History, Global & Political Studies

Dr. Nicholas Kerton-Johnson, PPE & Politics Program Director

Desirae Crouch, History, Global & Political Studies Program Assistant

History, Global & Political Studies Department
A History of Excellence

Covering everything from philosophy and economics to history and international studies, the History, Global & Political Studies department helps students challenge assumptions, make connections, and apply historical knowledge to contemporary current issues.

The wide variety of disciplines and majors represented in the department are grounded in research, analysis, critical thinking, and truth seeking. Through these values—as well as through practical learning in discussions, case studies, lectures, and simulations—students develop fresh insights and perspectives that join textbook knowledge with global realities and a Christian worldview.

Not only are the History, Global & Political Studies professors serious about what they teach, they’re serious about incorporating their own personalities in the classroom and encouraging their students to do the same. The faculty create a family atmosphere—hosting movie nights, meals, and badminton tournaments while prompting their students to join in career development opportunities like research groups, the American Studies Program, and Taylor’s chapter of the American Enterprise Institute Council.

Learn More About History, Global & Political Studies at Taylor
See for Yourself

Listen to Dr. Nicholas Kerton-Johnson, Associate Professor of Political Science & International Relations, explain how a History, Global & Political Science degree will prepare you to fulfill your passions and advance God’s kingdom.

Faculty & Staff
Department Head

Kevin Johnson

Chair of the History, Global & Political Studies Department & Assistant Professor of History



Elizabeth George

Associate Professor of History


Nicholas Kerton-Johnson

Associate Professor of Political Science & International Relations


Jakob Miller

Assistant Professor of Political Science


Ben Wetzel

Assistant Professor of History



Desirae Crouch

History, Global & Political Studies Program Assistant