Program Overview

Research American foreign policy. Work with a public defender or district attorney. Study abroad. learn about politics in a different country.

Our rigorous and broad-based program follows the scientific method to study world issues. You’ll gain a solid understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research methodology while honing your critical thinking, analytical reasoning, presentation, and writing skills.


On Campus

Average Class Size:


Honor Societies:

Pi Sigma Alpha


Student Government Association (SGA), Political Science & International Studies Club

Program Goals

In studying politics at Spring Hill College you will prepare to become a citizen of the world and of your country. You will learn the intricacies of the United States Congress and of international diplomacy, argue Supreme Court cases and issues of justice and fairness in our society and among nations. You will learn to analyze in depth issues that face decision makers at the state, national and international levels.

Where We Work

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs, U. S. House of Representatives
  • United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Alabama
  • Intelligence Analyst, SRA International
  • Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Career Outlook

Graduates with a bachelor’s in political science will be primed to pursue a career in public service, law, or non-profit work. The analytical and critical thinking skills that graduates will gain from this program will serve them well in any career that they choose. This is also a great program to prepare students for a graduate or professional program like law school.


“Can you express yourself well? Can you eloquently explain what your opponent is saying? Can you connect ideas that have been molded throughout history and filter them through different civilizations? These challenges—and many more—make studying political science at Spring Hill College fascinating and fun.” — Elizabeth Bullock


  • Thomas Hoffman

    Associate Professor; MLA Director; Department Chair, Political Science

  • Vladislav Kravtsov

    Associate Professor

  • Kathleen Orange


Why SHC?

  • At Spring Hill College, we’re making our mark – With our small class sizes and affordable tuition, Spring Hill College is uniquely qualified to provide a high quality education to our students. Our Jesuit, Catholic college education is renowned as a well-rounded higher education approach, with an emphasis on empowering students with a passion for knowledge and personal growth. With our recent cut in tuition, Spring Hill College is one of the most affordable private colleges in the country.
  • We’re curious and inspired – Forbes Magazine has ranked Spring Hill College as one of the top ten best colleges for return on investment (ROI). In our class of 2021, 92% of graduates attained placement six months after graduation through employment, graduate/professional school, internship or service.
  • We’re doers – Our students contribute 24,000 hours on average to the local community through the Foley Center each year. 100% of the 2020 graduates that applied to medical school were accepted. Spring Hill College has a 100% certification rate and a 92% placement rate with our Education program over the last five years.

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