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.
International Relations Major
Discover the interworkings of politics in the wider world with the international relations major. Students who major in international relations may also choose to follow a program of concentration in Comparative Politics, Governments and Globalization or Peace, Conflict, and Diplomacy.
Political Science Major
Majoring in political science will help you expand your knowledge of American politics, comparative government, international politics, political theory and methods of political analysis. Students who major in political science may also choose to follow a program of concentration in policy studies and civic leadership.
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.