The public administration concentration is intended for students interested in public service at the municipal, county, state or federal level. It includes advanced training in public administration and the implementation of public policy, as well as an internship.
Government is a God-ordained instrument to promote justice and serve the common good. But the people and philosophies that drive our governments have a profound impact on how well those purposes are fulfilled. In Biola’s political science major, you’ll develop a solid grasp of government, law, history, international relations and the role of religion in public life — preparing you for successful involvement in government and a wide range of careers.
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s political science program offers several key advantages:
Through the study of systems of government, beginning with the American political system, and their impact on the world at large, you will come to understand the purpose, functions, responsibilities and varieties of government in the world today. By interacting with government, you will enhance your research, writing, speaking and critical thinking skills, all of which are essential for success in the political and governmental arenas. Intriguing topics and course highlights include:
A degree in political science provides exceptional preparation for careers in all levels of education, politics, international affairs and law. You can expect to influence and transform the world for Jesus Christ through your life and calling in professions such as:
Biola graduates from the political science major have gone on to study at the following graduate schools:
Political Science and international relations has allowed me to understand more about Jesus' ministry on earth, to seek justice and give people hope in their darkness.”