Political Science & Geography Department
Why Study Political Science?
Seattle Pacific’s political science program equips students to become leaders and citizens who influence politics and public policy informed by Christian faith and tradition. Political science majors at SPU wrestle with some of the most fundamental questions underlying faith and the political order:
Political Science Careers
Study of political science is especially useful for careers in law, public administration, government service, international affairs, journalism, teaching, and several fields of business.
Faith & Politics
All our courses encourage students to explore the role that faith can play in domestic and international politics, but our department offers these three courses specifically designed to help students integrate their Christian faith with their understanding of the political world:
POL 2642 Christianity and World Politics
POL 3410 Moral Foundations of Democracy
Political Science Major Tracks
The political science major at SPU is divided into three tracks:
The Public Policy and Law Track: This track helps focus students interested in policy and law.
The International Affairs Track: This track allows students who want to focus on international studies to do that.
Political Science Minor Options
Political Science Minor
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Admission to the leadership studies minor is selective and requires an application submitted to the Office of Student Life. Contact Director of Student Programs Dale Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for application information.
Political Science Major/Minor Application (PDF Format)