If you are a leader with a servant’s heart and you want to make a difference in your community—whether local, regional, or national—Taylor can prepare you for a fulfilling career in public service through the Politics & Public Service (PPS) major.
This practical political science major focuses less on theory and more on experience—opening doors for you to start working in politics even as a college student. Your political studies curriculum will first teach you about political theory and policy making, and then immerse you into hands-on practicums/internships, semester studies, and volunteer experiences in various levels of American government, non-governmental organizations, and public services.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.
The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.
Your Politics & Public Service degree will begin with foundational political science courses—allowing you to explore American, world, and comparative politics. You will also take advanced classes on public policy and administration, as well as constitutional law and community development. These courses will deepen and broaden your understanding of the political structure that influences society and your potential role in this structure. Your electives will complement your core classes and allow you to tailor your degree to your interests. You could take classes in U.S. or world history, global governance, political behavior, or American foreign policy.
Because of the broad range of classes, graduates of the PPS program are able to demonstrate an understanding of political concepts, discuss and engage political data and writings, develop writing and research commonly found in public service careers, and articulate their place as Christian citizens dedicated to public service.