Pre-Professional: Preparation for the professional study of law
Major requirements and course descriptions are outlined in the Huntingdon College Catalog.
Degree Requirements/Plan of Study
Related Site: Political Science Homepage
Politics in Action
Huntingdon political science majors may live out their passion for politics in a variety of clubs and organizations on campus. Because of the College’s location in Alabama’s capital city, students may intern through the Hawks on the Hill program in state and federal government, political offices, or related government agencies. Internships in law firms and a variety of other settings related to the major are also available.
A broad and strong liberal arts core curriculum emphasizes critical thinking skills and prepares you well for whatever career path you choose to enter upon graduation, or for graduate or professional school at acceptance rates far surpassing the national averages. Huntingdon’s political science classes are taught in a seminar format, with student presentations and class discussion. Content compares U.S. politics and policies to those of other developed nations.
- Local speakers from government, FBI, Air Force, etc.
- Departmental Honors
- Excellent placement rates into graduate and professional schools
- Study in Montgomery—central to the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement
- Alabama’s capital city—the center of state government
- Flexibility to accommodate a second major
- Liberal arts core emphasis on ethics and Judeo-Christian perspective
Political science is the single most common major field for law school applicants across the country. Political science lends itself to many careers in law, politics, government, the non-profit sector, diplomacy, the military, and international relations. Recent graduates have entered law school at Cumberland, Samford, Tulane, and the University of Alabama; Ph.D. programs at Case Western Reserve University and the University of San Diego; the Ed.D program at Vanderbilt University; and graduate programs at Georgia Southern University, Monterey Institute, the University of Alabama, Georgia State University, Boston University, the University of Florida, Tulane University, Auburn Montgomery, and Troy University.