Academics - History & Political Science


History & Political Science Department

The developments of civilization—social, cultural, political, religious, and economic—must be analyzed and interpreted in order to understand both present and future possibilities for mankind. The History and Political Science Department provides knowledge and perspectives on civilizations and challenges students to reassess their own values and attitudes.

Majors & Minors

History & Political Science Major
The history and political science major requires students to complete 30 credits, and leads to a bachelor of arts degree.

Pre-Law Emphasis: History & Political Science Major
To be a Pre-Law major you will need a well-rounded education. In particular, you will need to be able to read with high comprehension, write clearly and cogently, speak persuasively and particularly, and think critically and logically. There is a long list of classes you may take, but there are too many to take them all. Rather you should take those which you believe will strengthen you.

History Education Major
History is the foundation of every discipline and without history all other disciplines would struggle with a sense of identity and direction. The history education major requires students to complete 42 credits in history (beyond HST 101) and related social studies subject areas, and 46 credits of professional studies in education. This major leads to a bachelor of science degree.
History & Political Science Minor
The History and Political Science minor will teach you how to interpret and analyze the developments of civilization so that you can understand both the present and the future possibilities for mankind. In turn this should help you learn how to reassess your own values and attitude. For a minor you will be required to take 18 credits, 9 of which should be elective credits in either history or political science and 6 of which should be upper division credits.

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