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. Study political science at NGU and prepare for a lifetime of servant leadership.

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

Staci M. Rollins, JD
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Legal Studies
Garry R. Smith, MA
Professor of Political Science
Nicholas Higgins, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science
Joshua J. Styles, JD
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Christian Studies
Mark A. Roeder, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science

A Global Approach to Political Science

  • Political Science Year 1

    Year 1 Example Courses

    • Composition & Rhetoric
    • Western Civilization
    • Contemporary Mathematics
    • Foreign Language Course
    • Intro to Information Technology
    • Composition & Literature
    • U.S. History I & II
    • Intro to Political Science
  • Political Science Year 2

    Year 2 Example Courses

    • American Government
    • British or American Literature Course
    • Foreign Language Course
    • Old & New Testament Survey
    • Principles of Economics
    • Comparative Politics
    • International Relations
    • Political Science Research Methods
  • Political Science Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses

    • Human Biology
    • Oral Communication
    • American Politics Electives
    • Global Politics Electives
    • Political Philosophy Elective
    • Earth Science
    • Public Policy/Law Elective
    • Open Elective
  • Political Science Year 4

    Year 4 Example Courses

    • American Politics Elective
    • Political Science Electives
    • Open Electives
    • Senior Seminar

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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