Academic Catalog 2015-2016 (Addended) 
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Academic Catalog 2015-2016 (Addended) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science Major

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Political Science at Colorado Christian University deliberately combines philosophic breadth and theological insight with practical relevance. Students explore human nature and ethics along with political and economic power and history.  They are led to grapple with the meaning and significance of the American Founding, with the relation of virtue and liberty to the rule of law and human happiness, and with the current political landscape, derived as it is from the influence of Progressivism and the “Crisis of the West.” But beyond these studies they can get involved in local politics or intern at the State Capitol or our own Centennial Institute. There are annual trips to Washington D.C. where students can learn for themselves or lead others and build useful connections for their futures.

The Political Science major at Colorado Christian University is designed to prepare students for a number of careers, including those of public service, jurisprudence, and political consulting. Students will also be prepared for graduate school or law school.  The major doubles easily with others majors such as Global Studies, History, Communication, Business or Psychology. The ultimate aim is to prove a sufficient foundation for our students to think as free Christians, to live as responsible citizens of our Republic, and for those capable and interested, to embark on a lifetime task of statesmanship.

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (57 credit hours)
Political Science Major (33 credit hours)
Electives (30 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (57 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Communication (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

Please see the First- Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Political Science Major Courses (33 credit hours)

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