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Politics Major

Politics Major

Politics at Messiah College

Calling all independent thinkers who have an interest in public life and a concern for social justice.  

As a politics major at Messiah College, you’ll immerse yourself among students and faculty who are energized by some of the same things that energize you: political campaigns, elections, diplomacy, international affairs, public health, immigration, the environment and race relations. 

You’ll study with a dedicated, committed Christian faculty who will introduce you to the major sub-fields of this discipline: American and comparative politics, international relations and political theory. Our low student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment, one that places a premium on individual student initiative, with the goal of helping you grow into an intellectually agile, socially fluent, and self-confident graduate, ready for a career in government, community, business, law, communications, or well prepared to enroll in graduate school.

So if you believe, as we do, that politics is part of God’s provision for creation, and a means of developing an abiding concern for public life in the interest of social justice, and you have an openness to opposing points of view and a commitment to the common good of all peoples, then we encourage you to consider being a politics major at Messiah College.

Politics major distinctives
Career options for politics majors
Internship opportunities for politics majors
Learn more about the Department of Politics and International Relations