History & Political Science

Study Your Roots

History gives us context to understand our present and conviction to change our future. Political science gives us detailed knowledge of government structures and political behavior. Are you ready to get an education that prepares you to take your place on the world stage? If so, majoring in History and Political Science may be the perfect fit for you.

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey

Our history and political science majors are challenged by coursework to create a future for themselves and their communities. Our faculty aim to provoke a passion for the kind of rigorous study and analysis that leads our students to develop their own independent thinking. You will study the history of governments, political parties, special interest groups, and social movements.

Learn From the Past

You’ll start with the History of the United States and move on to the History of World Civilization. As you progress, you’ll be able to pick from electives like American International Relations and History of Ideas. Your faculty will work with you to develop your critical thinking and and research skills so you will be prepared to participate effectively in national and international affairs. You’ll finish with an intensive capstone course that enables you to put together a portfolio of your best written work.

To Create the Future

When you graduate, you will be prepared to excel at a 4-year college or university and your credits will transfer seamlessly. Since this is a degree in liberal arts, the curriculum incorporates the Mass Transfer block of general education courses including the required math, lab science, and social science classes. You will be prepared for a wide variety of bachelor’s degree programs, especially law. Many students also pursue degrees in business, nonprofit organizations, politics, political campaign management, journalism, research, and teaching.


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