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Political Science

Political Science

In Erskine’s political science program, you will examine American government, international politics, comparative politics, and political philosophy. Your studies will lay a foundation for your future, whether you wish to enter graduate school or the workplace.

A degree in political science prepares you for careers in government, public affairs, or private and non-profit sectors that require knowledge of government and politics. You will also have the knowledge and skills to pursue law school or graduate studies in politics, government, or related fields such as public policy and public administration.

Degree Details

In your studies, you will explore how politics relates to history, culture, economics, geography, and social systems. This holistic approach to political science will help you understand current political events within their historical and social contexts. You will also examine the relationship between Christianity and politics and address the real-life challenges of building just and peaceful political communities.

You will enjoy a variety of courses, such as American Political Thought, Ethics and Foreign Policy, European Politics, Christian Political Thought, Constitutional Law, Ancient Political Philosophy, and Modern Political Philosophy.

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Jessica Becker

Residence Hall Director: Robinson, The Villages, and the apartments

Residence Hall Director B.S., Messiah University

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Andrew Preston

Director of Sports Information

Director of Sports Information B.S., M.O.L., Trevecca Nazarene University

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Ben Auten

Assistant Director of Sports Information

Assistant Director of Sports Information B.S., Texas Christian University

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Andrew Preston 2

Director of Sports Information

Director of Sports Information Trevecca Nazarene University, 2018, B.S. Journalism Trevecca Nazarene University, 2020, MOL    

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Beth Boyd

Director of Special Gifts and Events

Director of Special Gifts and Events B.A., The University of the South

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Teresa Carter

Associate Professor of Education

Associate Professor of Education B.A., University of South Carolina; M.A., Coastal Carolina University; Ed.D., Walden University Academic Areas: Doctor of Education 2011 Teacher Leadership Master of Art 1990 Early Childhood…

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Corinne Gressang

Assistant Professor of History

EDUCATION 2020      Ph.D. in European History at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Thesis: “Breaking Habits: Identity and the Dissolution of Convents in France, 1789-1808” https://uknowledge.uky.edu/history_etds/58 2015      M.A. in European…

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David Pendergrass

Accelerated Ministry Program Counselor and Church Relations Coordinator

Accelerated Ministry Program Counselor and Church Relations Coordinator A.B., Erskine College

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David Pendergrass

Accelerated Ministry Program Counselor Church Relations Coordinator

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