2013–2014 Cultural and Community Events

 The 2014 Baccalaureate Service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 16 

Graduation Information (Saturday, May 17, 2014)

Political Science

Dr. Lewis and Catie Major: 

  • Political Science 


  • Political Science 

Pre-Professional: Preparation for the professional study of law

Major requirements and course descriptions are outlined in the Huntingdon College Catalog.

These programs of study are part of the Department of Humanities.

Related Site: Political Science Homepage 

Politics in Action

Huntingdon political science majors may live out their passion for politics in a variety of clubs and organizations on campus. Because of the College’s location in Alabama’s capital city, students may intern through the Hawks on the Hill program in state and federal government, political offices, or related government agencies. Internships in law firms and a variety of other settings related to the major are also available.

Why Huntingdon?

A broad and strong liberal arts core curriculum emphasizes critical thinking skills and prepares you well for whatever career path you choose to enter upon graduation, or for graduate or professional school at acceptance rates far surpassing the national averages. Huntingdon’s political science classes are taught in a seminar format, with student presentations and class discussion. Content compares U.S. politics and policies to those of other developed nations.

  • Local speakers from government, FBI, Air Force, etc.
  • Departmental Honors 
  • Excellent placement rates into graduate and professional schools
  • Study in Montgomery—central to the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Alabama’s capital city—the center of state government
  • Flexibility to accommodate a second major
  • Liberal arts core emphasis on ethics and Judeo-Christian perspective



Political science is the single most common major field for law school applicants across the country. Political science lends itself to many careers in law, politics, government, the non-profit sector, diplomacy, the military, and international relations. Recent graduates have entered law school at Cumberland, Samford, Tulane, and the University of Alabama; Ph.D. programs at Case Western Reserve University and the University of San Diego; the Ed.D program at Vanderbilt University; and graduate programs at Georgia Southern University, Monterey Institute, the University of Alabama, Georgia State University, Boston University, the University of Florida, Tulane University, Auburn Montgomery, and Troy University.

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of the United Methodist Church.

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