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Southern Adventist University students join Professors Rahn and Wurstle in Haiti on Spring Break 2012 Mission Trip. Students helped in medical clinic and on small construction projects.

 

Global Policy and Service

"Follow Christ, Serve Others, Love Both"

Global Policy and Service Studies (GPS) is a political studies major and minor 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, world missions, and cross-cultural service etiquette.

What is the mission?

The GPS program will provide you with a greater understanding of the politics of the global arena and enable you to develop practical skills to serve intelligently and with cultural sensitivity, fostering the compassion of Jesus in a world of desperate need. This degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to make lasting change in the world.

What will I be studying?

You will learn about human rights, sustainable agriculture, international policies and laws, cultural conflict, world development challenges, global health, business skills, and world missions. You will learn about the challenges that exist today in these areas, but you will also learn practical solutions.

Global Policy and Service

GPS Curriculum

GPS Sample Course Schedule

What can I do with this degree?

There are many opportunities!
This degree will prepare you for a career in government, the non-profit sector, international relations, international development, business, public policy, church work, and missions.
The GPS curriculum is also a launch board to graduate programs in law, political science, public health, international relations, international development, sustainable agriculture, medicine, public policy and advocacy.

Would you like more information?

Contact: Mindi Rahn, Assistant Professor of Political Studies

Email: merahn@southern.edu

Phone: 423-236-2744

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