Political Science and International Relations

Political Science and International Relations

Understanding and shaping the forces of society

Do you desire to analyze and address complex social and political issues? Do you aspire to engage society and confront injustice? Our political science department will equip you with the academic understanding you need to think critically about the world while also strengthening and widening your cultural, faith and personal perspectives.

Political science isn’t just for future politicians. It is for anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of the forces affecting and changing society. Taylor’s political science and international relations department, housed in the Reade Liberal Arts Center, offers a holistic approach to this challenging discipline. You will engage with thoughtful peers, be sharpened and encouraged by highly qualified and caring faculty, and be given the opportunity to learn on campus, in the surrounding community, and through study abroad programs.

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Watch Dr. Nicholas Kerton-Johnson explain how a Political Science degree will prepare you.

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Watch Dr. Nicholas Kerton-Johnson, Associate Professor of Political Science, explain how a Political Science degree will prepare you to fulfill your passions and advance God's kingdom.

Dr. Stephen M King describes the world of possibilities available to you as a political science major.Dr. Stephen M King, Political Science and International Relations department chair, describes the world of possibilities available to you as a political science major.

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Taylor students to observe Court of Appeals oral argument

Published: April 22, 2015

Indiana’s second highest court will conduct an oral argument at Taylor University in Upland on Friday, April 24 at 1 p.m. The argument, which will last about one hour, will be in Room 215 Ayres Building.

Taylor Students Present Research at Butler Conference

Published: April 17, 2015

Eleven students from Taylor University's Departments of History and Political Science traveled to Butler University Friday, April 10, to participate in the Undergraduate Research Conference. Each student presented significant research and scholarship at the conference either individually or in a group.

US Assistant Attorney Featured at Luncheon

Published: April 08, 2015

Dan Bubar, Assistant United States Attorney with the Western District of Virginia and Taylor University Political Science graduate, will be the featured speaker at a luncheon for students interested in law school after graduation. This event is Thursday, April 9, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in the Isely banquet room at the Hodson Dining Center.

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