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Political Science

Department of History and Political Science

Political Science class

Political Science class

Major:

  • Political Science

Minor:

  • Political Science

Pre-Professional: Preparation for the professional study of law

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

Related Site: Political Science Homepage

Politics in Action

Walt Cobb in front of internship site

Walt Cobb ’16 is one of dozens of students who have interned at Goat Hill and Capitol Hill. He’s now a law student.

Work while you study in a Hawks on the Hill internship on Goat Hill (Montgomery) or Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.) and learn by doing in real-world situations. Hands-on learning is one aspect that sets the Huntingdon Political Science program apart from other colleges and universities. Huntingdon’s location in Montgomery, Alabama, Alabama’s state capital and a city central to both the Civil War and the civil rights movement, means a living classroom is just a few steps away from campus.

Active participation in Student Government, political action groups on campus, the World Affairs Council, and social activist groups keeps you thinking while you’re doing, and doing while you’re learning, so that you graduate with both a degree and a resume.

Get involved through:

  • Abundant internships—locally and in Washington, D.C.
  • World Affairs Council meetings
  • Political Science and World Affairs Club
  • 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
  • The new interdisciplinary Global Studies Endorsement

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 for qualifying students.
  • Excellent placement rates into graduate and professional schools.
  • Flexibility to accommodate a second major.
  • Liberal arts core emphasis on ethics and Judeo-Christian perspective.
  • Travel/study in your senior year through the Huntingdon Plan, which also includes a laptop computer and books and information resources provided within regular costs.

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Alumni

Justin Nolen graduation photo

Justin Nolen ’16

Graduates of the Huntingdon Political Science program have enjoyed nearly 100% placement rates into graduate or professional schools or into employment. Students have been accepted to law or graduate programs at the University of Alabama, Auburn University, Boston University, the University of Chicago, Cumberland School of Law, Duke University, Emory University, Florida State University, the University of Florida, Georgia State University, Jacksonville State University, the John Jay Institute, Mercer University, Mississippi College, Monterey Institute, the University of North Dakota, Texas A&M University, Troy University, and Tulane University, among myriad institutions. Students have entered Ph.D. programs at Colorado State University and the University of Alabama, as well as the Ed.D. program at Vanderbilt University. Because the Political Science major develops a broad knowledge base and critical thinking skills, alumni have entered a wide range of career fields.