Providing students the life skills, awareness and education to be professionals and activists who shape local, national and international worlds.

The Political Science major within the Politics & Global Studies Department provides students with coursework and the concepts and theories in the major subfields in the discipline, including American Government, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory.  The Political Science major goals are to graduate students who have achieved competency:

  1. As informed and ethical citizens
  2. As critical thinkers in Political Science theory and knowledge
  3. As competent communicators and researchers

Off-campus, students can maximize their educational experience with local student internships and study abroad programs that give students international, life-changing political science exposure.

On campus, the Model United Nations and Political Science Student Association challenge and engage students outside of the classroom.

This major paves the path for students seeking graduate studies in Political Science and other social sciences, and provides career preparation in law, domestic and international public administration, politics, teaching, social and community services, planning and policy making, international business, and journalism.

AJU Politics and Global Studies graduates have attended highly competitive graduate and law schools including the University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Southern California, Syracuse University, and the Monterey Institute of International Studies.