The Political Science major invites students to reflect upon the ideas, movements, leaders, and cultural influences that shaped the political landscape of the American Republic in the past and continues to alter America’s politics in the present. Going beyond an understanding of politics and political institutions, the program’s faculty seek to influence tomorrow’s leaders in public service toward an ethical vision of government action within the framework of a Christian worldview. Through exposure to a broad set of readings, experiences, and other work, the politics and public policy program provides students with a background in the structure and trends of America’s political order and prepares them for public service.
On completion of the major, students should be able to:
Explore the full enrichment of the traditional collegiate experience and make new friends on our lively campus in Circleville Ohio. Serves 17-24 year-old undergraduate students.
100% Online courses in a 5-week as-you-go flexible format for busy adults featuring forum discussions and weekly assignment deadlines. Serves both undergraduate and graduate students.
100% Online 8-week courses similar to campus classes with scheduled lectures, discussions and optional live-experiences. Serves 17-24 year-old undergraduate students.
Introductory Politics and Public Service 3
U.S. Politics or Law6
Senior Seminar, Thesis, or Internship3
Political Science Electives18