Academic Catalog

Political Science (BA)

Program Description

As a Political Science major at SPU, you will wrestle with some of the most fundamental questions underlying faith and the political order.

  • What is the relationship between Christian principles and public policy?
  • How can Christians model both the character and truth of Jesus Christ in the public square?
  • How should we all live in local, national, and global community?

To assist in the exploration of these questions, you will receive broad training in political philosophy; governance at the local, national, and global levels; law; public policy; international relations; and the political behavior of individuals, groups, and global actors. You are also provided with peer support and co-curricular activities through the SPU Political Union, a nonpartisan student group.