Political Science major Jonathan Finer '13, has already gained valuable experience in his field, completing an internship with the Heritage Foundation and serving as one of Colorado's pages to the 2012 Republican National Convention.
"Some may belittle politics but we, who are engaged in it, know that it is where people stand tall. And although I know it has its many harsh contentions, it is still the arena that sets the heart beating a little faster...and it is more often the place for the pursuit of noble causes."
-Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1953)
The Political Science major examines the nature of politics from various perspectives. The objectives of the major teach you to think about the fundamental theories, principles, institutions, and practices of politics in their social and historical contexts. The program is ideal for you if you're interested in learning about the political world, or if you're seeking a career in public service, government, international affairs, academia, or any related field. A major in Political Science will also provide a helpful foundation for any further study of politics or related fields in the social sciences and humanities.
Political Science in the Christian University
Graduates with a Political Science major have a solid and coherent foundation of their political and civic responsibilities and have a charge to take them seriously. As a Political Science student at CCU, you'll learn how to examine politics from a perspective informed by Christian faith and traditions. This provides graduates with the concepts and methods for analyzing the role and impact of political players and institutions across the world, while integrating theological principles within the context of current political affairs and good citizenship. The Political Science major also offers you several internship opportunities, including the Colorado General Assembly. The annual Washington Week seminar provides you an opportunity to meet with government officials, policy analysts, and members of the news media. You may also work alongside CCU’s public policy think tank, the Centennial Institute.