The Political Science program reflects Mars Hill’s commitment to the integration of the liberal arts with the development of responsible citizenship. The program is designed to help students develop skills crucial for leading self-examined lives so that they may be better citizens (both locally and globally) and become active members of their communities. Specifically, we strive to make students more conscious of the many and complex ways in which political forces – both domestic and global – shape their lives, for better or worse, and help them create pathways to make their world a better place.
The program encourages the intellectual formation of students by encouraging them to think, read and write clearly, cogently, and critically about issues that matter and prepares them for their future responsibilities as citizens and leaders. Students of political science are prepared for careers in law, business, academics, and public service, including governmental and non-profit organizations.