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.

At Calvin, you'll take advantage of small class sizes, student research positions, internship opportunities, and off-campus programs. Your experiences will equip you to enter the complex world of politics, diplomacy, and civil society.

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. You can even choose to pursue an area concentration centered on policy studies and civic leadership.
 
Learn abroad - With dozens of faculty-led study abroad programs, you'll have plenty of opportunities to study off-campus in places like Washington D.C., China, and Hungary.
 
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.
 
Expert teaching - You'll learn from professors who have deep experience in their field. And with a 13:1 student/teacher ratio, you'll engage closely with your professors and peers.

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