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The Department of
Political Science

Academics / Departments & Programs / Political Science

For aspiring leaders and seekers of justice, Calvin is a place to examine the institutions and ideas that knit societies together.

Studying politics at Calvin, you’ll develop understanding of the complexities of justice and power while engaging with students and professors, both inside and outside the classroom. You 'll experience small class sizes and have opportunities to participate in student research, internships, and off-campus programs.

You'll explore important political issues, from the local, to the national, to the global. And you'll build knowledge and skills that are applicable to a wide range of careers, including politics and government, public and non-profit administration, law, diplomacy, international business and finance, education, and journalism.

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