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Welcome to the major in Political Science at Methodist University!

Staffed by a devoted, highly training, and thoughtful faculty, the major in Political Science offers a rigorous course of study for students seeking exciting and rewarding careers in public administration, politics, law, government service, non-profit organizations, the diplomatic service, the military, or business.

Students can choose a flexible 39 semester hour major in Political Science, or they can opt for the more intense 42 semester hour major with a Concentration in International Relations.

Students acquire indispensable skills in critical thinking, leadership, and ethical reasoning. Graduates of the Political Science program are given a true liberal arts foundation that prepares them for the challenges of life.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Frank Trapp, Coordinator of Political Science at 910-630-7070 or

News and Events:

Political Science major Jason Trudell was selected to receive the North Carolina Political Science Association 2010 Troutman-Raney Award for best undergraduate paper in the state.

Mr. Kevin Hight, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, was honored as an "Outstanding Citizen" by the NC Center for Voter Education as one of their Spectrum of Democracy Award Winners, February 25, 2010. A brief clip of Professor Hight can be seen at:

Dr. Chris Cronin, Assistant Professor of Political Science, was appointed to the Executive Council of the NC Political Science Association on February 26, 2010.