Bachelor of Arts: Political Science
Do you enjoy politics? Would you like to become more aware of how our country works specifically and the world works generally? Do you aspire to become involved in government at the local, state or federal level?
If you’re interested in law, American government, politics, political theory, policy studies or international relations, Concordia University Chicago offers you the opportunity to study any of these of subjects and more in the department of political science. This program includes courses about all levels in government, political theory, public administration and much more, which are designed to give students a well-rounded and accurate view of their nation and the world.
The political science program covers courses in all facets of the government, the theory behind political science and administration, and much more. Our program prepares you to study the various aspects of politics including American law, government, foreign policy, comparative politics, and international relations. You will learn the theories, methods, importance and consequences all related to political science.
We’re proud that approximately 90 percent of our students are employed or enrolled in graduate programs in their fields within six months of graduation. We prepare students to be critical thinkers and responsible interpreters of current events. We educate students to be faithful, civic minded individuals who will actively engage and change the world through their careers and/or their volunteer efforts. Additionally, some political science majors continue their education in graduate school in political science or another social science discipline or go on to law school.
General Course Overview
You will be required to take the introductory American government and politics course and then select your remaining coursework from a variety of electives that include but are not limited to political theory, the American presidency, state and local government, constitutional law, public policy, American Foreign Policy, comparative politics, international relations and other special topics courses. Past offerings have included The Politics of the Middle East, Global Terrorism and International Security.
Our proximity to Chicago allows you access to hundreds of government agencies, political consulting firms and advocacy organizations. And our University’s size allows you individual and direct interaction with your professors—offering you the opportunity to truly engage throughout the course of your college career.
Students wishing to broaden their experiences can study in Washington, D.C. through the Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS). Participating in this small, personalized program allows you to live, study, and intern (for credit!) in Washington, D.C. You may also consider enrolling in our study abroad program, in which we partner with universities around the world to offer unique experiences. For more information, talk with your academic advisor.