World-Changing. Servant Leadership. 

Political Science

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A Christ-centered approach to public service. That’s political science at NGU.

Choose from three unique paths including American Politics, Global Politics, or Pre-law and Legal Studies.
Engaging Electives
Choose your own academic adventure. Explore subjects including American Foreign Policy, Classical and Christian Political Thought, Constitutional Law, European Politics, and the American Presidency.
Average Class Size
Collaborate with your peers. Network with your professors. Connect to countless resources and career opportunities. All thanks to NGU’s smaller class sizes.

Where Leadership and Public Service Meet

Pursue a variety of careers based in law, politics, and criminal justice. Attorney. Elected official. Law enforcement officer. Campaign manager. Policy analyst. Teacher. Journalist. Paralegal. And more.

In countless professions, the world needs leaders equipped in law and politics. Prepare for a lifetime of servant leadership with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at North Greenville University.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science?

A bachelor’s degree in political science opens doors to various career options. You can work in government, policy analysis, or public administration.

Additionally, this degree can lead to roles in law, journalism, or international relations, allowing you to influence politics, public policy, and global affairs.

Government Affairs Specialist

Legislative Assistant


Policy Analyst

Political Campaign Manager

Political Consultant

Experience Learning In Law, Politics, and Criminal Justice

Intensive Field Trips

Bring your studies to life as you visit law enforcement training facilities, forensic laboratories, courtrooms, and even the state legislature. It’s your classroom – reimagined. 

Impactful Internships

Intern for local government agencies and political offices. Serve with national, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Whether in political science or criminal justice, experience your field like never before. It’s hands-on learning (and training) at its finest.

Work Study Programs

 Assist professors with research projects. Contribute to the criminal justice newsletter. Even manage the Criminal Justice Club. Put your studies to work while gaining real-world experience.

Justice Beside Experienced & Faithful Professionals

Hunter Baker, JD, PhD
Provost and Dean of Faculty
Jong Eun Lee, MPhil, PhD
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Nicholas Higgins, PhD
Department Chair, Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies
Staci M. Rollins, JD
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
Joshua J. Styles, JD
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice and Christian Studies

A Global Approach to Political Science

Political Science Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Western Civilization
  • Foreign Language
  • Information Technology
  • U.S. History
  • Intro to Political Science
Political Science Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • American Government
  • Principles of Economics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Political Science Research Methods
Political Science Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • American Politics
  • Global Politics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Earth Science
  • Public Policy/Law
Political Science Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • American Politics
  • Political Science

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the Political Science Program?

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Nicholas Higgins, PhD

Department Chair, Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies
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