Political Science

A degree in Political Science equips you to serve your community in political and governmental callings. As a CUW Political Science graduate, you’ll understand how to improve the political system and how your actions and attitudes are informed by the teachings of Christ.

Why Study Political Science at CUW?

A CUW degree in Political Science offers you:

  • Small, engaging, and interactive classes
  • Caring faculty who know each student
  • Christian perspectives on government and politics
  • Real-world internships at the local, state or national level
  • Lifelong skills in critical thinking, collaboration, writing and research

Program Facts

  • Years to complete: 4 years     
  • Job placement rate: 100%

Program Overview

CUW’s Political Science program trains students who want to improve the lives of others in the community. 

What You’ll Learn in CUW’s Political Science Program

In our program you will:

  • Apply major concepts, theoretical views, empirical findings, and historical trends in political science
  • Study the basic foundations and principles of American national, state, and local government
    • Write well and think critically about today’s most challenging issues
    • Communicate with technological savvy through multiple mediums
    • Connect theories and ideas to the values and ethics of Jesus Christ
    • Prepare for political and governmental work through an intensive internship
    • Compare the features of liberal democracy with competing ideologies
    • Learn how to impact society at the local, state, and national levels
    • Analyze individual rights and responsibilities
    • Examine the relationship between religion and politics in the United States

Career Choices

A Political Science degree prepares you for a career in fields like:

  • Government
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Business
  • Advertising
  • Graduate school

Areas of Emphasis

  • American government
  • Legal studies
  • International relations and comparative politics

Complementary Majors/Minors

  • Justice and Public Policy
  • Legal Studies
  • History
  • Communications
  • Business

Curriculum

Our curriculum offers courses in a variety of political areas, as well as psychology, justice and public policy, law, and special topics in politics.

Faculty

Dr. Jeff Walz

Professor of Political Science

Dr. Eric Boos

Associate Professor of Legal Studies