History & Political Science

Mission Statement

The Department of History and Political Science prepares students to pursue advanced study in history, law, international relations, journalism, or numerous other professional fields. Our programs train students to investigate complex problems, identify reliable sources, analyze information, and communicate conclusions in a clear and thoughtful manner through advanced writing skills.

Degrees Offered

Courses are also offered in Political Science.


The department sponsors a chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society, along with an annual History Distinguished Lecture. Department faculty also direct the Institute of Politics and Public Affairs. Click here to learn about the many career opportunities available to our students.