Jun 19, 2018  
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Politics and Pre-Law

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Senior Professors

  • John Calhoun, Ph.D


  • Robert. B. Lloyd, Ph.D, Dean
  • Linda Raeder, Ph.D

Associate Professors

  • Francisco Plaza, Ph.D., Chair of Department of Politics

Assistant Professors

  • James Todd, Ph.D.


The B.A. program in Politics at Palm Beach Atlantic University offers a distinctive liberal arts approach to the study of political order. It provides students with opportunity to examine the historical, theoretical and practical foundations of politics and recognize the values and institutions that have informed the development of Western order—traditional Judeo-Christian morality, limited, constitutional government, and the Rule of Law. Politics majors gain precise understanding  of key political concepts, comprehend the function of major governmental institutions, develop skills in methods of political science research and are able to identify current and emerging challenges to the preservation of freedom and order in society. Classes are offered in the subfields of American politics, world politics (including international relations and comparative politics), and political theory.  The B.A. program in Politics prepares for a lifetime of learning and accomplishment by providing students with the oral, written, and analytical skills necessary to pursue professional careers in politics, law, government, public policy and academia.


Pre-law is an interdisciplinary program of study within the Department of Politics and Pre-Law, drawn from the areas of history, political science, communication, philosophy, business, and English. The major is designed for students intending to pursue a career in law. The major develops effective verbal and written communication skills as well as promoting analytical thinking and offering broad exposure to history, government, politics, and law.


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