Do you find questions of power, conflict, rights, law or justice interesting? Do you like examining and debating issues such as immigration, war and peace, the environment, campaign finance, foreign relations, human rights or nationalism? Do you want to learn how other countries struggle to face political challenges in ways that often differ dramatically from those of the United States? If so, a Politics major may be right for you. The Loras Politics major offers courses in American and global politics and political thought. Professors emphasize multiple perspectives, critical thinking and lively student interaction.
Unlike the study of politics at many other colleges, the Loras program examines the moral principles and ethical dilemmas underlying political matters across its courses. The college’s Iowa location gives students a front-row seat to the influential first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses, including campus visits by presidential candidates and the chance to work on the nationally-recognized Loras College Poll. Loras also fields nationally ranked teams in moot court and mock trial. And each spring the program hosts around a dozen students from France studying American politics.
After receiving your degree from Loras, your career could take off into one of these fields:
• Business Executive
• Nonprofit Director
• Urban Planner
• Congressional Staff Member
• U.S. Military
• Elementary/High School Teacher
• Government Administrator
• Policy Analyst