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Bachelor's in Political Science

If you feel a calling toward government service or participation on American politics, the BS in Political Science at Indiana Wesleyan University is where to begin. With this program, you can acquire comprehensive knowledge in government, economics, religion and politics, and other topics that impact modern global politics. At our Christian university, you can learn how to integrate biblical principles with the teachings of this political science degree program. This program can also prepare you for further studies in law, as well as graduate-level degree programs.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in Political Science at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your political science degree at IWU. This accredited degree program is taught by faculty with experience in the dynamic field of politics, government, and other related fields. We also provide student services, from tech support to tutoring, to help you succeed in this BS in political science program. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth.

What Will I Learn in this BS in Political Science Program?

The courses in this bachelor’s in political science are designed to help students explore and understand the complex world of global politics through a Christian perspective. Students in this political science program can pursue opportunities in student government, work on the student paper, or start up a new organization. Students can also choose to minor in political science.  

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Coursework for this political science degree program covers how to:

  • Develop an understanding of the major concepts and themes of political science
  • Understand the history of international politics from 1415 to the present, focusing on an analysis of the foreign relations of the United States from the American Revolution to the present
  • Explore urban economic theories, urban spatial form, and urban policy problems
  • Apply biblical principles to your career in politics and government

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Attorney
  • Diplomat
  • Government Official
  • Paralegal
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • Political Consultant
  • Public Opinion Researcher

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  1. Completion of at least 124 semester hours (some majors may have additional hours to meet the requirement).
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  3. Completion of the designated semester hours in the major area with a major GPA of 2.25 or higher or as required by the major. Additional requirements as prescribed by each department must also be met.
  4. Completion of general education requirements. If a student chooses to have multiple majors, the degree designation is based upon the first major.
  • Completion of 124 semester hours; however, some majors may result in the student earning greater than 124 credit hours by graduation.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of the designated semester hours in the major area with a GPA of 2.25 or higher as required by the major. Additional requirements as prescribed by each department must also be met.
  • Completion of all general education requirements

Attendance at graduation exercises is expected. Please notify Registration and Academic Services if you need to graduate “in absentia” and will not be present for the ceremony.

Students may receive one degree only per commencement. A student who is enrolled in two majors with different degrees may select which major is considered the first major so that the appropriate degree will be awarded at the ceremony. Students meeting requirements for more than one degree must apply for and participate in two different ceremonies. Any university-approved dual degree program is an exception to this policy.

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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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