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.
A Passion for Politics
Why You’ll Love Political Science at Belhaven
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
- 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
- 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.
Verse of the Year
God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.