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Academic Programs in Politics

Degree Programs

The Politics Department is home to two undergraduate degree programs: a BA in Intelligence and National Security Studies and a BA in Political Science.


Political Science (Bachelor of Arts)

Political Science is a liberal arts major designed to introduce students to the enduring questions of politics and the institutions and political life of the United States and other regions and countries of the world. The discipline of Political Science is divided into different sub-fields: political philosophy, American politics, comparative politics, international relations and public administration. Political Science majors may choose to concentrate in domestic politics or global politics.

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Intelligence and National Security Studies (Bachelor of Arts)

The only program of its kind in the southeastern United States, CCU's program in Intelligence and National Security Studies is a multi-disciplinary program designed to prepare students for positions in security-related career fields that involve analysis, research, evaluation and planning of intelligence and policy matters. The program emphasizes a strong liberal arts perspective to develop abilities in critical thinking, problem solving, communication and cross-cultural understanding. 

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Political Science Minors, Certificate Program »

The Department of Politics also offers minors in American studies, global studies, intelligence and security studies, political science, and pre-law, as well as a certificate program in intelligence and security studies. Learn more »