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Political Science Degree at SNU

The Program

  • Focuses on developing the skills you need in the modern workforce
  • Develops analytical thinking and effective oral and written communication
  • Offers flexibility to meet you individual needs and interests
  • Includes courses in both American and International politics
  • Opportunities to join a full mock Legislature—a rare opportunity.

The Professors

  • Have Ph.D.’s in their specialty areas
  • Over 40 years combined college teaching experience
  • Professional experience in government work both in the US and abroad
  • Committed to seeing student success

The Preparation

  • Post-graduation our students have success in graduate school pursuing degrees in Political Science or continuing into Law School
  • Our graduates hold jobs in a variety of areas including college professors, lawyers, researchers for public and private entities, overseas relief work, and all levels of politics

Alumni Spotlight

Matthew Marchant

Currently: A partner at the law firm of Strasburger and Price, LLP and Mayor of Carrollton, TX.

His practice focuses on real estate and finance and his role as mayor serves 125,000 people and governs an annual budget of 160 million dollars.

Achievements: After graduation from SNU, Marchant continued his education at the University of Texas School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctorate. As mayor, he has established a redevelopment program and many other quality of life enhancements in the city. Recently Marchant was named one of the Dallas business Journal’s Forty Under 40.

In His Words: “SNU gave me a well-rounded education that continues to provide me with the tools I need to navigate my career in law and politics. The relationships I made during my time at SNU continue to be very important in my life and they provide me with support and outlets to have fun.”

Our Nazarene Heritage

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read More