Political Science

Shape society for the better

Are you interested in public life and want to learn more about government, public policy, and community?

Studying political science at Malone can help students become virtuous citizens and responsible shapers of our culture. It offers a deeper understanding of how political institutions and individuals interact.

Why study Political Science at Malone?

  • Malone is deeply intentional about integrating the Christian faith into the curriculum and into the classroom- and will urge you to seriously consider your vocation for your life as well as your career.
  • You will be taught by professors who have studied all over the world and bring a global perspective into the classroom.
  • Internship opportunities are available (and encouraged!) at the local, state, national, and international level.
  • The department also emphasizes out-of-the-classroom cross cultural engagement and interactions that encourage students to visit places such as Friends Meetinghouses, Buddhist temples, and mosques. 
  • You'll take most of your upper-level courses with the same peers – meaning you'll have the opportunity to develop a rich learning community.
  • Malone professors encourage their students to freely explore theological and philosophical questions honestly and seriously, yet within a context of a deliberately Christian framework. You won't receive a lesser grade if you disagree with a professor – though you might be invited to join them for coffee one-on-one to talk about why!
  • In all majors in this department, you will be taught to read well, to write well, to think well – and to honestly pursue your education with humility and charity. You will be pushed to think responsibly and thoughtfully and to be fully informed.

What can I do with this degree?

Graduates with a Political Science degree can pursue successful careers in many fields, including:

  • Management & Program Analyst
  • Senior Legislative Aide
  • Attorney
  • Legislative Director 

View Course Curriculum

This major includes 36 credit hours of required courses. Each course and additional requirements are listed in the official Academic Catalog.


catalog buttonsOnce in the catalog, you can use the buttons (pictured left) located at the upper right of the page to plan your courses, save courses to your own personalized catalog, print them, and more!

Political Science minor

Students who are majoring in another program may choose to take a Political Science minor in addition to their primary course of study. A minor normally consists of a minimum of 15 semester hours, 6 of which must be taken at the 300/400 level. Each academic school or department must approve the student and curriculum to be used in the completion of each minor for the Office of the Registrar to verify at the point of graduation.

Alumni Profile

Meredith Alexander

Legislative Liason Political Science ’13

Thanks to encouragement from her professors, Meredith landed a job as a legislative aide soon after graduation, and now works as a legislative liason for the Ohio Department of Insurance.