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Politics and Government major
Why Study Politics and Government?

Get the education you need for a life of public service with a degree in politics and government. You’ll improve your writing and research skills, gain analytical proficiency, and develop communication abilities that will serve you in careers in federal and local government, legislative offices, or law practices. You’ll be prepared to work with political campaigns, voter mobilization efforts, and international humanitarian and nonprofit organizations, or go to law school.

Why Choose North Park University

Why North Park?

North Park University’s politics and government program offers a wide array of internship opportunities, as well as other advantages unique to our urban location, including interaction with local governmental leaders, business and law professionals, and community organizations serving Chicago residents. You’ll get to know faculty personally, enjoying small class sizes and distinct courses, as you engage significant moral questions, study the intersection of faith and politics, and explore how culture influences the politics of different societies.

Careers In Politics and Government
  • Legislative office staff
  • Public policy nonprofit researcher
  • Humanitarian aid policy advisor
  • Federal government agent
  • Lawyer

Learn more from the Career Development and Internships Office.

Interesting Classes

In Public Opinion and Survey Research Methods, you’ll get hands-on experience by surveying your peers and gauging their knowledge and involvement in a range of important topics, including politics and religion. Collecting and analyzing this data will give you practical tools for survey development and analysis.

Read more about politics and government courses and major requirements.

Alumni Profile

As a senior humanitarian policy advisor for World Vision’s London offices, Johan Eldebo C’07 says that he learned many of the skills he now relies on in his politics and government courses.

Read more about Johan’s experience.

Johan Eldebo, Politics and Government alumnus
Meet the Faculty

Dr. Joseph Alulis is passionate about the ways in which faith and politics intersect at North Park. “In general,” he says, “there is a heightened sensitivity to the moral dimension of politics here. I find the support it provides for my own faith gratifying.”

Learn more about Professor Alulis and the politics and government faculty.

Joseph Alulis
Law Pre-Professional Program

Prepare for law school and a legal career with a politics and government major and our pre-professional track for law. You’ll complete a recommended set of courses alongside your major and be advised by Dr. Jon Peterson on how to get the experience you need to pass the LSAT and be a standout among law school applicants.

Learn more about our pre-law track.

Beyond the Classroom

Enhance your education through a variety of co- and extracurricular opportunities, including: