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 Politics?

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.


Why Politics at Cairn?

  • Join the Honors Program and dive deeper into a personal topic of interest.
  • Study with politics experts who are well-connected to the professional political community.
  • Learn to think biblically about the nature of humanity and its impact on the nature and function of politics.
  • Meet and interact with United States political leaders and renowned guest lecturers, on and off campus.
  • Study politics in the city of America’s founding and within two hours of Washington, DC.
  • Take advantage of unique partnerships such as the John Jay Institute, which is located next to Cairn’s campus.
  • Pair the Politics major with beneficial minors such as history, pre-law, business, and criminal justice.

Career Paths

  • Political Scientist
  • Lobbyist
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer