Government (Political Science)
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Government
Who says it’s never polite to talk about politics or religion? The truth is both government and religion are foundations for every society. Evangel’s Government program provides a deeper look into the foundations and principles upon which the American and world governmental systems are based and have operated both past and present. The program examines the Christian heritage of America’s founders and integrates faith-inspired discussion of past and current government systems.
The Government program is built around classroom lecture, study, discussion and real-world experiences. The program is focused on six primary categories of courses: American politics and government, comparative politics and government, international relations, judicial process and constitutional law, political philosophy, and public administration and policy. We believe these fields of study provide for a solid foundation of governmental theories and practice. These areas of study are based upon course lectures, reading within each subject and opportunities for class discussion.
Beyond course work, the Government program provides excellent opportunities to study government through personal experience. Each spring, History and Government majors have the opportunity to spend a week and a half in Washington, D.C., through the Washington Studies Program. This trip allows for learning practical skills while interning in a government office. We also encourage students to participate in political clubs and organizations on campus.
We believe that Evangel offers the best path for integrating your faith and study of government in a way that will prepare you to interact with and lead in tomorrow’s political world.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Intro to American Government||Analysis of the structure, principles, and processes of the American federal government.|
|Church State Relations||Study of the background, development, problems, and Constitutional aspects of church-state relations in the United States.|
|International Relations||Study of the background, development, problems, and Constitutional aspects of church-state relations in the United States.|
|Political Philosophy||Study of the foundational principles of Western political and social philosophy from Augustine to the present, including such philosophers as Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Marx.|
|Latin American Political Development||An area specific topical study of Latin American political development. Specific emphasis on Central America. The development of political practices and attitudes of the area and the development of political relations with the United States.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Dr. Bryan Sanders, a 1982 graduate of Evangel, is chairman of the Department of Social Sciences. He is a man of integrity and passion to see his students succeed. He enjoys promoting new development and vision for his department while continuing to promote the development of his advisees and students as their careers begin to […] read more
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Secret Service Agent
- State Department Diplomat
- Congressional Representatives
- Field Rep for Congressman
- CIA Analyst
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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