Political Science, B.A.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is to produce students who have a solid grasp of the Biblical understanding of the purpose of government and law, given the inherently moral nature of the field of politics. Particular attention is given to the American polity, its founding documents, and the key role religion has played in American life. The major seeks to produce students who understand the foundational concepts and scholarship in the discipline, both domestically and internationally, who will produce research-based projects, and who are equipped to succeed in the workplace or graduate studies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, students will be able to:

1.Identify key figures and articulate important ideas of political theory, and apply them to current trends and events in politics.ULO-1

Demonstrate competent knowledge of world geography, comparative political systems, and the principles of international relations.


Articulate Constitutional principles and apply them to the institutions and challenges in current American politics.


Articulate the integration of political science with a biblical worldview.


Engage their future vocation in political science as faithful stewards of God's calling, and understand their rights and duties as responsible citizens in a diverse polity.


Demonstrate growing skills at critical thinking and analysis, and communicate and defend their ideas persuasively and cogently, on the basis of evidence and sound research.


Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.