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Minor in Political Science

School of Humanities and Social Sciences


The field of politics involves a fascinating and ever-changing environment in which people work out the question of how we ought to order our lives together. The political science minor equips students in foundational concepts and scholarship in the discipline, both in the domestic (U.S) sense and internationally. While grounding students in a biblical understanding of the purpose of government and law, this minor helps students learn to think critically, analyze arguments and engage ideas.


Below are the course requirements for this academic program. In addition to these program-specific requirements, all majors include Biola's traditional undergraduate core curriculum. For more program details, including a sample course sequence, visit Biola's academic catalog.


The mission of the Political Science program is to educate Christian men and women in political science in order to produce thinking Christians who demonstrate a broad understanding of the art and science of politics, based on a biblical foundation and worldview; who understand and apply biblical knowledge, Christian virtues, and ethical principles to politics; and who demonstrate entry-level professional skills necessary for success in politics and related fields.

Curriculum Requirements

A Political Science minor is offered with the completion of 18 credits beyond the Core Curriculum requirements (listed under Political Science, B.A.), 6 of which must be upper-division.

Program Courses
POSC 208World Politics3
POSC 211Introduction to Political Economy3
POSC 250Foundations of the American Political System3
POSC 256Virtue, Citizenship, and Politics3
Select 6 credits of POSC upper-division elective courses6
Total Credits18
Total Program Credits
Every program at Biola University features rigorous academics, biblically integrated curriculum and vocational preparation.
Biola University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Additional accreditations may apply to specific programs.

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