Political Studies

Political Science

Political Science is a major for students who have a passion for politics. This major has four emphases; political theory and economy, American politics, international relations, and comparative politics. Students will be able to take classes in each of these disciplines to gain a better understanding of politics both at home and abroad. 

The political science curriculum will prepare students to enter careers in government, political campaigning, law, international relations, public policy, and non-profit work. The political science curriculum also prepares students for graduate studies in law, political science research, and international relations. 

For more information about the requirements for Political Science, please view the course catalog and suggested course sequence.

If you have questions, please email Shannon Martin at Southern Adventist University

 

International Development Studies

International Development Studies (IDS) is a political studies major that aims to prepare students for a life of service for God's glory. The major is interdisciplinary and includes topics such as global politics, sustainable agriculture, global aid, global health policy, and world missions. 

The IDS curriculum will prepare students to enter careers in government work, international relations, international development, business, public policy, the non-profit sector, church work, and missions. The IDS curriculum (along with the appropriate prerequisites) is also a launch board to graduate programs in political science, law, public health, environmental science, international development, and medicine.

For more information about the requirements for International Development Studies, please view the course catalog and suggested course sequence.

If you have any questions, please email Shannon Martin at Southern Adventist University.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Political Studies program is to provide students with a greater understanding of the politics of the global arena and to enable students to develop practical skills to serve intelligently and with cultural sensitivity, fostering the compassion of Jesus in a world of desperate need.

(See Matthew 25:31-40; Matthew 28:18-20)