Politics, B.A.

Bachelor of Arts 

School of Arts & Sciences

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.
 

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“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?

  • Law school
  • Politician's assistant
  • Public affairs consultant

Program Details 

Distinctively PBA 

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 tripsincluding to the Galapagos or the Everglades.
  • Supporting the computer network for one of West Palm Beach’s Fortune 500 companies
  • Analyzing DNA
  • Publishing a story in PBA’s literary journal Living Waters Review
  • Walking the stages of London’s renowned theatres
  • Enhancing your knowledge and skills through clubs and organizations, like the Mathematics Club or the Marine Biology Club

Get Involved

At Palm Beach Atlantic University, you will have access to The 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.

Courses 

Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog

Tuition & Fees

PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid. Calculate Costs.