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


24 Credits

Time To Degree:

2-4 Semesters

Average Class Size:


Program Goals

Spring Hill College’s minor in political science gives students an overview of the American political system, international relations, and government. This program is great for students that have an interest in politics and social justice.

Career Outlook

Graduates with a minor in political science will be able to pursue careers in politics, public service, non-profit work, law, and research. This is also a great program for working in business and management as it provides insight into governance and bureaucracy. 


“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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