For aspiring leaders and seekers of justice, studying political science at Calvin allows you to dig into and debate ideas that motivate movements and knit societies together, from the local to the global. At Calvin, learn a whole new way of understanding the complexities of justice and power, while living in community and working closely with professors.

Political science major

Politics today need not be loud, confusing, or difficult. Discover the many ways to be a faithful follower of Christ while navigating politicial systems. Dig even deeper with a concentration in policy studies and civic leadership.

International relations major

Discover the interworkings of global politics with the international relations major. Choose from two concentrations: comparative politics, governments, and globalization or international cooperation and conflict.

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Major, Minor and Concentrations

Majors, minors and concentrations
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Semester in Washington, D.C.
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Student Organizations

Student organizations
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