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Political Science

Department of History and Political Science

Jeremy Lewis teaching

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

Walt Cobb in front of internship site

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.

  • Active learning allows you to 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.
  • Huntingdon’s location in Montgomery, 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.
  • Participation in Student Government, political and social action groups, the World Affairs Council, Debate Club, Political Science Club, Judicial Board, and other organizations keeps you thinking while you’re doing, and doing while you’re learning, so that you graduate with both a degree and a resume.
  • Field trips to courts, legislature, government offices, and conferences allow you to view and learn about current issues and topics.
  • Local speakers from government, FBI, Air Force, etc. add breadth to your understanding of political science topics and professions.
  • For qualified students the Hobbs Honors Program further deepens your study.
  • Huntingdon Political Science majors enjoy excellent placement rates into graduate and professional schools.
  • The Political Science major is flexible and accommodates a second major.
  • 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.

Faculty Contact

Alumni

Justin Nolen

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.