Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    19 credits
    • Major/Concentration: 19
  • Accreditation


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.


Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements, see the course catalog.

Core Courses

Micro and macro economic terms and concepts of economic reasoning with an emphasis on the application of these concepts to current economic issues, including: the elements of America's market economy including supply and demand, profit, competition, pricing, incentives, private property and the debate between free market and regulation; the relationship between politics and economics; the U.S. labor market and aggregate economic behavior and policy; and international trade, and global regulation and cooperation. Grade Mode: A.
The history, organization and function of the legislative, judicial and executive branches of the American government. Includes one hour per week involving students in a local government civic service or life experience activity. Satisfies the state requirement in institutions in American history. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum US History credit. Meets the requirement for United States Constitution for California teacher certification. Grade Mode: A.

Elective Courses

Students need elective courses from each of the 3 political science concentrations -- american government, international politics and political theory.