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POLITICAL STUDIES


Faculty

Majoring in Political Studies at the Master’s University equips believers not only for effective careers in law, politics, or business but also for responsible citizenship. Through a biblical framework, professors teach small classes on the theory and philosophy of civilizations. This department also allows students to participate in a semester long internship in Washington D.C. allowing them a front row seat to the inner workings of the government and opportunities for networking. Because justice, law, and government originate with God, it is best to study God’s purpose for those institutions at an institution where the Bible is preached without shame and compromise.

Political Studies Core Courses

  • POL326 Introduction to American Politics (3)

  • POL343 U.S. Constitutional History (3)

  • POL354 The Christian & Politics (3)

  • POL365 Western Political Philosophy I (3)

  • POL366 Western Political Philosophy II (3)

  • POL393 Introduction to Political Research (3)

  • POL492 Senior Seminar in Political Studies (3)

Total core courses (21)\

American Politics Emphasis Courses

  • Political Studies Core Major Courses (21)

  • Additional upper division Political Studies electives (9)

  • Four of the following (12)

    • POL325 Political Parties & Elections (3)

    • POL333 The Presidency (3)

    • POL334 Congress

    • POL336 Political Communication (3)

    • POL353 U.S. Diplomatic History (3)

    • POL466 The Federalist Papers (3)

Total units required for emphasis (42)\

Political Theory Emphasis Courses

  • Political Studies Core Major Courses (21)

  • Additional upper division Political Studies electives (9)

  • Four of the following (12)

    • POL455 Christian Political Thought (3)

    • POL464 Machiavelli (3)

    • POL466 The Federalist Papers (3)

    • POL473 American Political Thought I (3)

    • POL474 American Political Thought II (3)

Total units required for emphasis (42)\

Constitutional Law Emphasis Courses

  • Political Studies Core Major Courses (21)

  • Additional upper division Political Studies electives (9)

  • Four of the following (12)

    • POL423 The Judicial Process (3)

    • POL424 Law & Public Policy (3)

    • POL435 Introduction to Constitutional Law (3)

    • POL445 The Church as a Legal Institution (3)

    • POL446 The Supreme Court & the Bill of Rights (3)

    • POL466 The Federalist Papers (3)

Total units required for emphasis (42)


Minor in Political Studies

For a minor in political studies, the following courses are required:

  • POL220 United States Government (3)

  • Upper Division Political Studies Electives (21)

Total units required for minor (24)

Prof Publications

Dr. Gregg Frazer: The Religious Beliefs of Americas Founders: Reason, Revelation, and Revolution

Emphasis

  • Political Theory
  • American Politics
  • Constitutional Law

Program Credits

General Education: 40
Bible: 21
Major Core Courses: 18
Emphasis/Electives: 33-42

Sample Course Offerings:

  • The Federalist Papers
  • Introduction to Constitutional Law
  • Ancient Roman History

Career Paths

  • Historian
  • Politician
  • Political Scientist
  • Lobbyist
  • Museum Curator