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BA Major • Minor

Political Science

Discern how to do the difficult work of making long-lasting and positive change

Politics can completely overwhelm us. The work of faithful political action is often incremental, persistent, and remarkably difficult. Geneva's political science program provides you the foundation you need to understand how Christians can faithfully engage in politics and public justice.

Geneva prepares you to make a meaningful impact in your career, community and life.

Practical Experience

Engage in hands-on internships with state offices, law firms, political campaigns, and more

Off-Campus Study Options

Spend a semester studying off-campus through one of Geneva’s many programs

Study in Washington, D.C.

Spend a summer at the Institute of Comparative Economic and Political Systems in D.C.

Key Courses

Topics in Modern Political Thought

Topics in International Relations

Learn the underlying modern-day issues that affect different nations, and how those problems affect global relationships

Parties, Elections, and Interest Groups

Take a look at the structures behind American politics, and learn where they came from and what they do

Foreign & National Security Policy

Focus in on foreign policy and national and homeland security, both in the U.S. as well as other countries, with current topics like just war, privacy, security, and more

Experienced & Accomplished Faculty

Career Outcomes

Graduates who aspire to have an impact in their communities and their careers through a Geneva Education gain expertise in this field enhanced by academics rooted in Christian values and ethics in Geneva’s program.


of graduates in the past five years found jobs either directly in the field or in related areas

"My professors are passionate about what they teach, and how they teach instills that passion even more in me.” - Kylie, political science graduate

Be prepared for careers such as...

  • Lawyer
  • City Manager
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Law Enforcement

Further your impact...

  • Go on to law school and become a lawyer or paralegal
  • Work on with a political campaign or enter the public sphere yourself
  • Research and analyze behavior patterns as a consultant to media outlets and marketing companies

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