Science program at Lindsey Wilson College will enable students to
understand the philosophy of structure of the United States
Constitution and Government with particular emphasis on how it
protects liberty and deters tyranny.
The Political Science major is designed to
equip students with a broad understanding of the political world.
The program emphasizes American Politics, International Politics,
and Political Philosophy. Courses of study include: Congress; the
Presidency; Constitutional Law; and Criminal Law;
the Politics of the Middle East; the Politics of the Soviet Union
and Russia; Terrorism; Public Policy; and various Political
Philosophy courses from Classical to Modern.
The Political Science major also allows students the opportunity
to spend a semester taking classes and working in Washington D.C.
In the past students have worked for the Smithsonian, the United
States Supreme Court, and the United States Department of
Students can also spend a semester in Frankfort taking classes
and working for the Kentucky Legislature as a legislative aide.
Students can also participate in the Lindsey Wilson College Honors
Program, the College's student government program, various
political clubs on campus, and in the Model Arab League.
Why choose Political Science?
Political science majors examine world events from a variety of
perspectives. Because many voters often make decisions in the heat
of the moment, students learn to research the context in which
governments have thrived or failed in their missions to advance
particular social agendas.
Students often concentrate on a specific area of politics, like
international relations or local government. Very few politicians
understand all the issues facing their constituents. Therefore,
they rely on teams of expert analysts and consultants to fill in
the gaps of their election platforms. Focusing on these
specializations helps students to build a track record of research
and understanding that will allow them to achieve expert status in