APU’s political science major prepares students to become advocates for truth and justice in the world. Students gain the knowledge needed to make and recognize good laws, distinguish justice from injustice, and understand the legitimate purposes and necessary limits of political power. The degree provides a solid foundation in American government, politics, history, and classical political thought.
Throughout the degree, students are encouraged to think about a Christian’s place in the political arena and the moral and ethical implications of controversial political issues. Political science majors leave APU equipped to play an informed, intelligent, and leading role in the affairs of their community, country, and world.
Is This Major Right for You?
You’re a political science major if you:
- Enjoy public speaking.
- Are persuasive and thrive on debate.
- Have strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Like American history and learning about the legal system.
- Enjoy research.
“The Department of History and Political Science at APU has been the best aspect of my college experience. Not only are the classes interesting and varied, but the amazing faculty add depth, experience, and wisdom to the curriculum. They go beyond theories and instruction, exploring what it means to be a Christian in this complex society.”