School of Arts and Sciences

Politics

The B.A. program in Politics provides a distinctive liberal-arts approach to the study of politics.

The B.A. program in Politics provides a distinctive liberal-arts approach to the study of politics. Students explore the historical, theoretical, and practical foundations of politics and the values and institutions that have informed the development of Western political order, including traditional Judeo-Christian morality, limited, constitutional government, and the Rule of Law. Politics majors gain understanding of major political and governmental concepts and institutions, including current and emerging challenges to the preservation of freedom and constitutional order. Classes are offered in three subfields—American Politics, World Politics and Political Theory—preparing students for the pursuit of professional careers in politics, law, government, public policy, academia and other fields.

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.