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Political Science

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Walt Cobb ’16 is one of dozens of students who have interned at Goat Hill and Capitol Hill.


  • Political Science


  • Political Science

Pre-Professional: Preparation for the professional study of law

Major requirements and course descriptions are outlined in the Huntingdon College Catalog.

These programs of study are part of the Department of History and Political Science in the School of Arts and Humanities.

Related Site: Political Science Homepage

Politics in Action

Political Science class

Political Science class

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, public service placements, political offices, or related government agencies. Internships in law firms and a variety of other settings related to the major are also available. Get involved through:

  • Abundant internships—locally and in Washington, D.C.
  • World Affairs Council meetings
  • Political Science and World Affairs Club
  • Travel and study during the junior or senior year
  • Senior Capstone in-depth research and presentation
  • Political analysis and commentary
  • Field trips to courts, legislature, government offices
  • Conferences and lectures
  • Student Government Association
  • Judicial Board
  • Political interest groups: College Conservatives, College Democrats, College Republicans

Why Huntingdon?

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.  Huntingdon Political Science offers these advantages:

  • Local speakers from government, FBI, Air Force, etc.
  • In-depth study through the Hobbs Honors Program
  • 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

Faculty Contact


Justin Nolen graduation photo

Justin Nolen ’16

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; graduate and doctoral programs 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.