Bachelors in Political Science – Healthcare Policy

Overview

ACU’s Political Science-Healthcare Policy prepares you for significant Christian influence in government, law, and politics. Explore the intersection of faith and politics, while being grounded in the ideas, values, and institutions of the American system of government and politics more generally. Learn to integrate the biblical worldview into a deep understanding of government as you thoughtfully consider and address the political opportunities and challenges facing today’s culture. By integrating faith and scholarship, political science graduates translate their passion for political transformation into significant Christian leadership and influence in their communities, the nation, and the world.

Specifically, the Political Science-Healthcare Policy prepares you for significant Christian influence in the areas of healthcare policy and healthcare administration. The Healthcare Policy coursework combines a strong science background with public policy and healthcare policy coursework, to prepare students to understand both the science and the policies associated with healthcare. Students can earn either a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science.

Why Healthcare Policy at ACU?

In addition to a faculty to student ratio of 17:1 and a rigorous and biblically-integrated curriculum, ACU’s Healthcare Policy program offers several unique advantages.

  • The ACU Political Science curriculum prepares you to transform government and politics with God’s Truth.
  • The ACU Political Science-Healthcare Policy curriculum specifically prepares you to integrate God’s Truth and the biblical worldview into areas of healthcare policy and administration.
  • Develop, formalize, and integrate the biblical worldview into all aspects of government and politics.
  • ACU digs deeply into the idea of American Exceptionalism and what makes our nation’s history, institutions, political culture and ideas ‒ especially liberty, limited government, the free market and constitutionalism ‒ unique.
  • Throughout the major, you’ll deeply explore the intersection of faith and politics in history, in the contemporary context, and in future careers.
  • The program emphasizes strategic, practical equipping of students for effective citizenship, public-minded service, and positions of influence in politics, law, public policy, and other related areas.

What will I study?

The Political Science-Healthcare Policy program provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies that reclaims a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related Coursework focus areas will include:

  • American Government, Institutions, and Ideas
  • Faith and Politics
  • Political Thought: Ancient, Contemporary, and American
  • Constitutional Law
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Public Policy
  • International Relations and Foreign Policy
  • Extensive coursework in biology, chemistry or other related sciences.
  • Public Policy
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Additional related political science coursework
  • Emphases available in Criminal Justice, Economic Liberty & Politics, or Healthcare Policy

 

Department of Government, History and Philosophy

Arizona Christian University
Building 2000
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

  Phone:
(602) 489-5300

  Email:
[email protected]

Career Paths

ACU’s Healthcare Policy degree prepares students to pursue careers in:

  • Government / Politics
  • Law / Legal Field
  • Law Enforcement
  • Policy Research and Advocacy
  • Public Administration
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Non-Profit Administration
  • Public Service
  • Education / Academia

Academic Major Courses

Core requirements accumulate to 30 credits, 15 credits of Biblical and Theological Studies and 8 credits of foreign language courses. 3 credits of Upper Division Biblical and Theological Studies electives are required.

CourseCourse NameCredits
POL 150American Government3
POL 210Political Ideologies3
POL 230Law and Politics3
POL 300Research and Writing3
POL 305Faith and Politics3
POL 376American Exceptionalism3
POL 450Constitutional Law3
POL 497Internship3
POL 490Political Science Capstone3
BIO 181General Biology w/ Lab4
POL 330Fundamentals of Public Policy3
POL 460Healthcare Policy3
___ ___Upper division elective (BIO/CHEM/PHY)3
___ ___Upper division elective (BIO/CHEM/PHY)4
POL /CRJ___Upper division elective (300 or above)3
 

Checksheets

At Arizona Christian, we structure our programs to effectively prepare students to transform culture in their workplace. Our checksheets are annual guides that support students along the path toward graduation.

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Faculty

Our professors are experts in their respective fields and passionate about the subjects they teach; they challenge, and stretch their students to reach their goals. Students are encouraged to think critically and analyze what they learn in the classroom thoroughly. These are some of the professors you will work closely with:

Tom Campbell, J.D.

Associate Professor – Acting Department Chair
Department of Government, History and Philosophy

[email protected]

Professor Campbell began teaching at ACU in 2014 and for several years taught law related classes such as Constitutional Law, Media Law and Business Law. During this time he also continued his law practice at Lewis Roca Rothgerber and Christie where he focused on government regulation of economic activities. He retired from the practice of law in 2019 and joined ACU as a full-time faculty member. He is also serving as Acting Department Chair. He has expanded his teaching duties to include classes related to economic freedom and religious liberty. He has been married to Barbara Campbell for 45 years and has four children and 11 grandchildren. He lives in downtown Phoenix, where he worked for many years and is an active member of Roosevelt Community Church.

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