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Politics (BA)

Prepare for a life of public service through this biblically integrated study of political science, theory, and practice.

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Why a Politics (BA) degree?

A course of study in politics prepares students for civic engagement at the local, state, and federal levels, or the military. Politics also provides an undergraduate education preparing students for graduate studies in related areas such as law, the social sciences, public policy, and foreign affairs. Through this program’s courses, mentoring, and internship opportunities, students develop wise statesmanship, personal and institutional integrity, historical and theoretical frameworks of understanding, and a deep commitment to public service.

Politics (BA) at Cairn

Biblical Integration

Learn to think biblically about the nature of humanity and its impact on the nature and function of politics.

Personalized Education

Pair the Politics major with beneficial minors such as history, pre-law, business, and criminal justice.

Career Preparation

Take advantage of unique partnerships such as the John Jay Institute, which is located next to Cairn's campus.

Experienced Faculty

Study with politics experts who are well-connected to the professional political community.

Academic Opportunity

Meet and interact with United States political leaders and renowned guest lecturers, on and off campus.

Campus Location

Study politics in the city of America’s founding and within two hours of Washington, DC.

Honors Program

Join the Honors Program and dive deeper into a personal topic of interest. Earn a $2,000 scholarship.

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Required Credits: 120

Curriculum Highlights: 

    • POL 221 The Supreme Court/Constitution
    • POL 421 US Foreign Policy
    • POL 422 US Public Policy
    • POL 423 Comparative Politics
    • POL 424 Negotiations

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An Affordable Education

While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey.  You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance. 

Meet Our Faculty

Greg Schaller

Greg Schaller

Chair, Social Sciences Department, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

In addition to teaching politics courses at the University, Greg Shaller is the president of The John Jay Institute, a one year program that “prepares principled leaders for faith-informed public service.” Greg previously served as associate professor of politics at Colorado Christian University, where he taught from the fall of 2009 until May of 2017. At Colorado Christian, Greg developed a political science major in the fall of 2011, which now has over 45 students in it.

Additionally, Greg is a fellow at the Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University’s public policy think-tank. His work with the Centennial Institute includes writing for their blog and in their monthly policy review, The Centennial Review. He also assists with the planning and coordination of the Centennial Institute’s Western Conservative Summit, a summer conference which is attended by over 3,000 people annually.

Greg has also taught at Villanova University and St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He is pursuing his PhD at the University of South Dakota.

Mike Zimmerman

Mike Zimmerman

Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Professor Zimmerman teaches history and humanities courses for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He previously spent 11 years as a Public High School and Middle School teacher in North Philadelphia. He is married to his wife, Anna, and together they have three children: Michael III, Valyn and Leonidas.

What Our Students Have To Say

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Matthew Schick

I am grateful to be studying politics at Cairn. I am grateful for the faculty, curriculum, and community, but I am even more thankful for the centrality of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Word of God. Wherever I go in the future, I am confident that my knowledge of Holy Scripture will allow me to stand firm upon the truth. At Cairn, it is clear that Jesus is Lord over all things, even politics."

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