The Department of History and Political Science offers five degree programs:
The History curriculum cultivates an understanding of the past on its
own terms and the myriad connections between the past and the present.
It challenges students to comprehend history as an analytical
reconstruction of the past based on evidence and to develop their
ability to construct historical arguments. Learn more.
The Political Science program encourages students to explore the nature
of political ideas and theories in both American and comparative
frameworks. It challenges students to analyze and critique political
structures and to understand competing and diverse political
perspectives. Learn more.
Global Studies (major only)
The Global Studies major helps students appreciate and understand
today’s increasingly intercultural world and the interconnections that
link citizens across the world. The program promotes learning and
knowledge about the cultural, social, political and economic forces
shaping our world. Learn more.
The Public Administration program equips students with theoretical
knowledge and practical skills in preparation for employment in the
public sector (government and non-profits). The program introduces
students to the principles and strategies of administration, human
organization, motivation, leadership, and budgeting and policy
evaluation. Learn more.
Legal Studies/Pre-Law (minor only)
The Legal Studies interdisciplinary minor introduces students to
various types of law, legal reasoning, and constitutional analysis, as
well as critical thinking and reasoning skills. Learn more.