Government, according to the Bible, is intended to restrain evil, secure justice and promote order in society.
The political science department strives to understand governments and political phenomena as well as discover what a just and stable political system might look like.
The goal of this department is to provide a consciously Christian political science education which is academically sound and firmly grounded in an understanding of government and politics.
The courses offered by the department afford the student the opportunity to explore many dimensions of government, politics, and policy in the United States, relations between nations, issues of global importance, and different political systems of several nations.
Courses in political science help all students prepare to assume their responsibilities and rights as Christian citizens. A broader study of political science prepares students for careers in public service, law, journalism, politics, teaching and for advanced work at the graduate level.