History & Political Science Undergraduate Programs

Degrees Offered

Minors

NOTE: History and Political Science department course offerings have changed course prefix/designation to the following: HP (formerly HG): History and Political Science courses; HST (formerly HIS): History courses; PSC (formerly GVT): Political Science courses.

Admission to Upper Division (for History; History & Political Science; History & Political Science - Adolescence Education: Social Studies; History & Political Science - Environmental Studies Specialization; Political Science):

  1. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better.
  2. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 or better in History & Political Science courses.
  3. Submission of at least 5 pages of writing sample(s) from History & Political Science courses.
  4. Submission of an essay (no more than two typed double-spaced pages) describing what the student intends to do with his or her bachelor's degree (intended career choice as what, graduate study in what, etc.)
  5. Students are expected to have completed at least the introductory level of language studies or its equivalent. A complete description of the requirement is available in the Foreign Language section of the Daemen catalogue.
  6. Successful completion of:
    • BA, HISTORY: HST105, HST106, HST220, HST221
    • BA, HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE); HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE WITH ENS SPECIALIZATION); ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION: SOCIAL STUDIES: HST105, HST106, HST220, HST221, and one of the required PSC courses
    • BA, POLITICAL SCIENCE: PSC101, PSC113, PSC121 and PSC125 

Requirements For Student Teaching (for History & Political Science - Adolescence Education: Social Studies)

  1. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.55
  2. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.55 in all courses in the major
  3. Apply for student teaching, usually at the end of the third year
  4. Be recommended for student teaching by the chairs of the Education and History/Political Science departments

Graduation Requirements (for History; History & Political Science; History & Political Science - Adolescence Education: Social Studies; History & Political Science - Environmental Studies Specialization; Political Science)

  1. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 in courses in the major
  3. Successful completion of the thesis (HG443)
  4. Completion of any portfolio requirements
  5. ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION: SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAM: Minimum grade of C in EDU237

Pre-Law Studies

At Daemen College, Pre-Law Studies is housed in the History and Political Science Department. Guidance in preparing for applying to law school and a career in law are available, along with advice and resources to prepare for LSAT exams. Many students who are interested in Pre-Law choose to major in History and/or Political Science. However, many other fields in the liberal arts, sciences, and business can provide a sound preparation for the legal profession. A rigorous Pre-Law minor is available to provide students with a broad pre-law preparation. This minor is open to students pursing any major.  

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