Learning Opportunities | B.A. in Political Science
The American Enterprise Institute is a think-tank located in Washington D.C., whose goal since 1938 has been to inform the public on issues of of government, politics, economics and social welfare. Executive Councils (or ExC's) are councils of undergraduate students on college campuses who partner with AEI in fostering conversations about public policy. Biola's ExC seeks to spark more conversations about public policy, especially in the areas where there is close intersection with the Christian faith. At Biola's ExC we address topics such as poverty alleviation, the morality of free enterprise and the conflict over just war.
Founded in 1976, the American Studies Program has served hundreds of students as a "Washington, D.C., campus." ASP uses Washington as a stimulating educational laboratory where collegians gain hands-on experience with an internship in their chosen field and explore pressing national and international issues in public policy seminars that are issue-oriented, interdisciplinary and led by ASP faculty and Washington professionals.
The Biola College Republicans seeks to inform, register, and empower the next generation of Christian voters to make a political impact, both locally and nationally.
Walk the streets of London and Manchester, England, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and modern capitalism. Study the principles of liberty and the free market, and see firsthand how they were applied in the Industrial Age, and how they are practiced today.
Political Science students who demonstrate academic excellence are invited to join the Biola chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha. PSA is a national honors society for Political Science students. Students inducted into Biola's chapter earn the right to wear honors regalia and can submit their work to the Biola and national Pi Sigma Alpha best paper competitions.
Political Science Internships
Students are encouraged to pursue internships related to their particular areas of interest. A vast alumni network and curated relationships with local organizations allow students to secure a variety of rewarding internships while earning units towards their degrees. Some places students have interned: LA and OC law firms, thinktanks in Washington, D.C. such as AEI, Congressional offices, both locally and in Washington, D.C., and policy advocacy groups such as The Neighborhood Legislature.