The History & Political Science major is a unique, interdisciplinary degree program that combines coursework in History and Political Science.

In addition to providing a solid grounding in both disciplines, the major offers you the flexibility to focus your coursework in either History or Political Science. In addition to the degree in History & Political Science, we also offer the Adolescent Education: Social Studies major for students pursuing a teaching career at the high school level, and the History & Political Science: Environmental Studies Specialization for students pursuing a career in the area of environmental policy

Course requirements emphasize the development of skills in demand in the workplace and graduate studies. Students will learn to analyze complex material and support their arguments. They will also develop strong research, writing, and presentation skills.

The History & Political Science major is ideal for students who love both history and political science, since the major includes introductory classes that provide a solid foundational base of knowledge from both disciplines. As you progress through the major, you can tailor your elective coursework to pursue a deeper interest in either History or Political Science.

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Additional Information

History & Political Science Blog

The History & Political Science Department Blog provides the very latest on what our students and faculty are up to.

Pre-Law Association

The PLSA is a club for prospective law school applicants and students who are interested in law and legal careers. Membership is open to students from all majors.

American Association of University Women

Focused on empowering women, the AAUW is a national women's advocacy organization.

History & Government Club

The History & Government Club is involved in activities both on and off campus that celebrate our rich history and fascinating government.

For more information, contact Dr. Penny Messinger, Chair of the History & Political Science Department, at or call 716-839-8280.