Studying political science at Calvin College means going beyond traditional partisan and ideological divisions to give students a new way of seeing how political systems work—and how they should work.

Students are challenged to engage the study of politics by carefully considering how faith can impact institutions and policy in a way that promotes justice throughout society. The faculty has developed courses that give students a balanced and comprehensive understanding of politics.

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  • Policy Studies and Civic Leadership
    Equip yourself with the leadership skills and know-how to advance public policy.

  • Comparative Politics, Governments and Globalization
    Explore politics and government by studying democratization, terrorism, courts and constitutions, ethnic conflict, human rights, civil war and conflict resolution.

  • Peace, Conflict, and Diplomacy 
    Investigate political, economic and military interactions among states at a global level.