School of Arts and Sciences


Politics is an academic discipline within the Department of History and Political Science at Palm Beach Atlantic University that seeks to understand how governmental decisions are made, who makes them, and who is affected by them. Building on the groundwork laid in the core classes, you will acquire important foundational knowledge through courses in American Federal Government and International Relations, as well as comparative government classes.

Your Courses & Classes

Your Experience

At PBA, you'll:

  • Learn and comprehend the prophetic role of Christians in society.
  • Understand how the political system works, and be able to critically analyze political behavior.
  • Enjoy a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 19.
  • Take a Methodology of Political Science course that equips you with analytical research skills including content, aggregate data, roll call analysis and survey research, as well as the ability to make and interpret tables and graphs.
  • Have access to The Senator George LeMieux Center for Public Policy, an interdisciplinary center of excellence consistent with Palm Beach Atlantic University’s purpose and mission and supported by its location.

Your Opportunities

A major in politics prepares students for teaching, graduate school in political science, public policy, public administration or law school. Majors are strongly encouraged to participate in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities’ programs, particularly the American studies program to gain practical experience in politics, and interact with Christian students from throughout the United States in formulating your world view.