Establishing Justice in Civil Government

What makes a government succeed or fail? How can we make liberty and justice prosper?

When you study political science at Belhaven University, you learn how to answer those questions. You look at the rise and fall of governments, and you understand the principles that guide America’s social institutions.

Throughout it all, you experience how our Christian perspective influences political thought, behavior, and civic life. Get ready to imagine, innovate, and inspire your world.

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A Passion for Politics

Why You’ll Love Political Science at Belhaven

Close-Knit Community

Small class sizes, personalized instruction, and career advisement set us apart from other universities.

Amazing Mentors

Our professors are renowned experts in political theory, history, and practice — and they’re fantastic career mentors.

Challenging Careers

Belhaven graduates are running campaigns and working in political advocacy, practicing law, serving in government agencies, and much more.

Christian Worldview

You are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

Exciting Internships

Take advantage of Belhaven's connections with GlobalEd's American Students program in Washington, D.C.

13:1 Student/Faculty Ratio

Small class sizes mean big opportunities

14 Years in a Row

Named a College of Distinction

What Can You Do with a Political Science Degree?

  • Congressional staff
  • Lawyer/paralegal
  • Campaign manager
  • Political correspondent
  • Economic development
  • Government offices
  • Strategic planning consultant
  • Public policy
  • Public opinion analyst
  • Graduate studies in law, government, business and education

Poli Sci at Belhaven Teaches You How To...

  • Unravel complex & compelling issues through discussion & debate
  • Read thoroughly & evaluate fairly
  • Write professionally & communicate clearly

What Are Belhaven Grads Doing Now?

  • Running campaigns
  • Working in political advocacy
  • Serving in government offices
  • Serving in the military and law enforcement
  • Working in economic development
  • Teaching
  • Working in education administration, finance and business
  • Completing law school
  • Practicing law

Political Science at Belhaven: What You Need to Know

We offer a variety of internships/partnerships at local Jackson institutions. We have good relations with:

  • Museums (Civil Rights, Art, Mississippi History, the Old Capitol)
  • Department of Archives & History
  • Government offices such as the Secretary of State’s Office, Members of Congress, both locally and in Washington, D.C., as well as local and national political advocacy groups like the Heritage Foundation.


Thousands of civil service positions are available at federal, state, and local levels. You can join the FBI, the IRS, or even the Foreign Services. Here in Mississippi, our graduates have worked in the Department of Archives & History and other state offices.

Business and Industry

Many large businesses, like banks, insurance companies, communications firms, etc., prefer to employ people who are knowledgeable about world affairs and who have high levels of reading comprehension and communication, especially writing.


Prepare for law school and practice law, or use this training to acquire a variety of positions in business, government, etc.


Earn a secondary education certificate and teach (and coach) in high school; then go on to graduate school for teaching in higher education settings.


Prepare to enter the ministry, other church positions, or the missionary field.


Prepare for library science studies and become a librarian, archivist, or curator.


Enter the field of journalism with the printed press, television, radio, or documentary films. Some political science majors have become novel writers!


Work as a travel agent, planning and guiding tours.

Contact Us

Office of Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

For campus visit:
Jimmy Hood Welcome Center
855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13