Bachelor of Arts
History and Political Science

History and Political Science at Greenville University 

Study the past to better understand the present. The bachelor of arts in history and political science equips you to succeed in graduate school or in a wide range of professions that require critical thinking, clear communication, and ethical conduct. These include politics, law, government, business, education, public and civil service, media, and many more.

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Broaden your worldview
Study in Washington D.C. or abroad in Israel, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, and more. Take part in short-term mission trips to Honduras and Nicaragua. Enjoy cross-cultural experiences on campus including a Multicultural Festival and Hispanic Festival.
Combine disciplines

Combine the study of history and political science to round out your knowledge of government, law, public policy, and political processes. Discover how past events inform modern challenges.

Critical and creative thinking

Learn how to write clearly, think critically, and solve problems. Become skilled at defending your ideas with research and strong communication. Learn how to analyze and interpret research, and dialogue about politics, society, and economics.

Why GU


Study in Israel. Stand on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, walk the streets that Jesus walked in Jerusalem, and visit other biblical sites in a three-week exploration of the land of Israel. Study scripture against its historical and geographical backdrop.


Deepen your education. We’re a liberal arts school. That means you get a holistic education that introduces you to many subjects and ideas, helping you grow your interests and skills. 


Faith-based. Learn to incorporate your faith into both your studies and your career. 

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History & Political Science, BA Success Story

Success Stories

I decided to come to GU because I love the community here. I was surrounded by great people that really invested in me and always pushed me to be greater than I formerly was.

-Johnny Milabu

History & Political Science, BA Course Requirements

Visit the Online Undergraduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.

The history and political science major requires students to complete 33 credits, and leads to a bachelor of arts degree.