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. Students
also learn about comparative, international, and world politics as part of the Politics
core curriculum. Classes are offered in four subfields—American Politics, World Politics,
Political Theory, and Law and Constitution—preparing students for the pursuit of professional
careers in politics, law, government, public policy, academia and other fields.
“One of the things I learned from PBA was sticking to what I believe in. I cling strongly
to what I believe in, and I’m able to speak my mind, from the town square to the floor
of Parliament.” Theo Neilly ‘01
What Can I Do With This Degree?
Public affairs consultant
As a student in the School of Arts & Sciences, you’ll find a rich array of programs—from
creative writing and philosophy to mathematics and the sciences—all of which are delivered
with a Christian worldview. And you’ll discover opportunities that could include studying
marine wildlife in the Galapagos, the Atlantic or the Everglades; interning at a Fortune
500 company; or exploring the ancient architecture of Rome. On any given day as a
student in the School of Arts & Sciences you may find yourself:
Presenting research at a national psychology conference
Analyzing polling data as an intern for a candidate for Congress
Studying sea turtles in the Atlantic
Participating in exciting educational trips, including to the Galapagos or the Everglades.
Supporting the computer network for one of West Palm Beach’s Fortune 500 companies
Publishing a story in PBA’s literary journal Living Waters Review
Walking the stages of London’s renowned theatres
Enhancing your knowledgeand skills through clubs and organizations, like the Mathematics Club or the Marine
At Palm Beach Atlantic University, you will have access toThe 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.