Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jun 04, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Politics Major

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The vision of the Colorado Christian University Politics department is to form graduates who will think as free Christians, live as responsible citizens of our Republic, and embark on a lifetime task of statesmanship. To implement this vision, the Politics program educates Christian students in a broad understanding of the art and science of politics, based on a biblical foundation and worldview; trains them to apply biblical knowledge, Christian virtues, and ethical principles to politics; and helps them to develop entry-level professional skills necessary for success in politics and related fields.

The study of Politics 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, with America’s role in the world, and with the current political landscape.

The Politics major at Colorado Christian University is designed to prepare students for a number of careers, including those of public service, justice, and political consulting. Students will also be prepared for graduate school or law school. The major doubles easily with other majors such as Business, Communications, Global Studies, History, or Psychology. 

The Bachelor of Arts in Politics requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (48 credit hours)
Politics Major Core (36 credit hours)
Electives (36 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

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

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

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

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

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

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Politics Major Courses (36 credit hours)

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Politics

The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Politics to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives and Politics major program requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses specified for the major.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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