Calling all independent thinkers who have an interest in public life and a concern for social justice.
In the Politics and International Relations program, you will take a
selection of courses that successfully prepare you for
a career in a related field. Hands-on experiences and
classroom learning within the framework of Christian
faith will give you the skills and knowledge to
achieve your goals. Our programs offer a wide variety
of courses that will not only help you excel in your
future career, but challenge you to develop a deeper
understanding of your field of study.
Course options for Politics and International Relations :
Many of our students study abroad in countries such as China or England, or participate directly with a faculty member to complete a research project. Our close proximity to the nation’s capital also provides a convenient way to spend a semester studying politics or completing an internship in the heart of Washington, D.C.
Messiah's unique approach to hands-on learning
Learning in the classroom is important but
actually applying that knowledge in a hands-on
way can make all the difference. At Messiah
University, the Experiential Learning Initiative
(ELI) allows Messiah to take this hands-on
learning to a new level by giving students
the opportunity to apply what they have
learned to various real world contexts--such
as an internship/practica, service learning,
off-campus program, holding a student
leadership position, or participating in
Politics and International Relations careers and outcomes
Where our grads work
Graduates of the Politics and International Relations program
work in positions of leadership in their places
of employment, using the tools and knowledge
a Messiah University education prepared them
with. Each year, eager employers and some of
the nation's best graduate schools welcome
Messiah graduates into their organizations.
100% of the Class of 2019 respondents were employed or in graduate school within 6-9 months of graduation.
Regional and national employers seek out
Messiah graduates for their academic
preparation, work ethic and personal
character. The transformation you experience
at Messiah readies you to transform the
lives of others through your chosen career
Because our program is humanities-based, you can count on learning transferable skills, having insightful class discussions, learning those important quantitative skills and analyzing topics through reading and writing. You’ll not only answer the ‘how’, but will investigate the ‘why’ of issues—both at home and abroad.
Student- faculty engagement
You’ll study with a dedicated, committed Christian faculty who will introduce you to the major sub-fields of political science: 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 politics degree student, ready for a job in government, community, business, law, communication, or well prepared to enroll in graduate or law school.