The Department of Politics and International Relations
bridges the humanities and social sciences.
Are you interested in campaigns and elections? Diplomacy and international affairs? Critical issues like health, immigration, the environment, and race relations? If so, you should pursue a major in politics.
Politics is the study of the way in which people make collective decisions affecting life under government. From a Christian perspective, politics is part of God's provision for Creation, a means of reconciling human inclinations toward both self-interest and sociability. In short, if you are curious about the world, and you believe, as we do, that government has a constructive role to play in making for a better one, then the study of politics is for you.
Career Conversations in Politics
Our Politics alumni say, if given a second chance to choose an undergraduate major, they would choose politics again.