Governmental Studies

A Bachelor of Science degree program, which offers an in-depth approach to the study of government, better preparing students interested in pursuing graduate studies.

Bryan College is committed to framing all its programs in a Biblical-Christian Worldview. The Governmental Studies major focuses on a Christian approach to one of the most popular fields in academia today. Bryan graduates in these majors not only will be equipped to go into to the world, but to challenge the world in service to Jesus Christ. Bryan’s diverse offerings in politics and government are based on the University of Oxford degree model, philosophy, politics, and economics, which Bryan College has adapted to offer a broad-gauged interdisciplinary approach to the study of Governmental Studies, Law, Politics, and Political Communication.

The advantage of Bachelor of Science degree programs in Governmental Studies is that it allows significantly greater concentration on the subject matter at hand (56 hours, versus 30/36 hours in the Bachelor of Arts foundational degree programs), while considerably lightening the course load in the required general education, or core curriculum. For example: one year of a foreign language (versus two in the traditional Bachelor of Arts program) and a lighter science class load.

Sampling of Classes

  • American Political History
  • International Relations
  • Law & Public Policy
  • Media & American Politics
  • Politics, Philosophy & Economics
  • Strategy & Tactics in American Politics

Graduate Schools

Law schools, e.g., Washington & Lee University; and, graduate programs in Governmental Studies, Public Administration, Politics & Government/Political Science. St. John’s College, Annapolis, has accepted every Bryan graduate who has applied for their prestigious Masters programs.

Potential Jobs

Administrative positions in governmental offices at the five levels of United States Government, i.e., local, regional, state, national, and international; in addition, a myriad of teaching opportunities from high school/prep school through college/university and graduate schools.