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Union University Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science

Political Science at Union University


The Department seeks to develop leaders who will improve their communities, nations, and the world. Whether you desire to make an impact domestically or globally in government/politics, business, education, the law, or non-profit work, political science at Union University can help you achieve your goals. read more

Upcoming Events

  • How Christians Are Becoming Heretics in American Society May 7, 7:30pm: Harvey Hall
    Dr. Baker will discuss the challenges Christians will face in a society where their beliefs on marriage become the minority position in the "One Flesh: Sex, Marriage, and Society" Town and Gown.: more event info
  • Graduation May 16, 6:00pm: Great Lawn of Union University

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The Marriage Revolution
Sean Evans, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

May 2, 2015 - In 1988, 11% of Americans supported same sex marriage. Today, approximately 60% support it and the Supreme Court is on the verge of declaring it a constitutional right. How could a definition of marriage that has lasted for millennia change in such a short time period? It b...read more

Bush 3.0
Hunter Baker, Associate Dean of Arts & Science

Mar 13, 2015 - The year was 1994 and a seemingly impossible victory was taking shape. Republicans were poised to win both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives where they had been locked out of control for decades. While Congress and the Contract with America (publicized viaread more

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Finney Calls for New Leadership at Mayoral Forum
Mar 17, 2015 - This afternoon, former State Senator Lowe Finney spoke at the second Jackson Mayoral Forum at Union University. These forums are designed to inform the Union community of the major issues facing the city and the plans that the major candidates have to solve the problems facing Jackson. Finney began by talking about his bac...read more

Gist Speaks at Mayoral Forum
Mar 12, 2015 - This afternoon, Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist spoke to a room full of college students about his past two terms as mayor and his vision for the future as part of a joint effort by the Departments of Political Science and Sociology to better inform our students and to encourage them to participate in their local community. Mayor Gist argued that Jackson is a city on the rise. When he first took office, he was left with a $2 million shortf...read more

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