Political Science

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Degree Overview

Study the complexities of justice and power while developing analytical and communication skills that you can use in many fields, including government, law, business, and the nonprofit sector.

Understand the world in a whole new way—going beyond partisan, national, and ideological divisions—and resolve to take action as a faithful servant of Christ.

Program Distinctives

Relevant skills - Expand your knowledge of American politics, comparative government, international politics, and political theory.
Practical learning - 90% of Calvin students have an internship experience before they graduate. As you pursue your political science major, you might intern at a government office, courtoom, law firm, advocacy group, or NGO.
Learn abroad - With several faculty-led study abroad programs, you'll have plenty of opportunities to study off-campus in places like Washington D.C., Ghana, and Hungary.
Expert teaching - You'll learn from faculty who have expert knowledge in their fields, and you'll have opportunity to engage closely with your professors and peers.

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