From 2019 to 2029, job growth is expected in the field of history as well as political science due to increased demand for public policy analysis in organizations.

Learn how to shape the future through historical and political literacy and civic engagement.

 

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Annual median salary is $122,220 (U.S.) for political scientists per year

Program Benefits

  • Daemen students are empowered to understand and navigate a diverse, interdependent, and dynamic world. 
  • Students learn about social and political systems in local, national, regional, and global contexts. 
  • Graduates possess knowledge and intellectual abilities that are highly valued and adaptable to a wide array of careers and a rapidly changing work environment
  • Internship opportunities allow students to explore potential career paths through placements in Buffalo, Washington, D.C., and internationally. 
  • Experiential learning opportunities such as Model United Nations and moot court complement and extend in-class learning.
  • Our innovative Center for Polish Studies sponsors a summer study abroad opportunity for students in Poland. 
  • Our pre-law studies program has an excellent track record with law school admissions and subsequent success in legal practice.
Environmental Studies Specialization

Students can enhance their major by pursuing the environmental studies specialization, which integrates environmental history, policy, and science to prepare graduates for careers in a green economy.

Career Outlook

Our graduates find success in a variety of career paths and many become informed and engaged community members and leaders.

  • Education (teaching and administration) 
  • Law
  • Government and community agencies
  • Museums and historical societies
  • Law enforcement
  • Libraries and archives
  • Business
Gabrielle Sinnott, ’19

History and Political Science

Gabrielle Sinnott, ’19

Studying human security  as a graduate student

Molly Sievenpiper, ’15

History and Political Science, adolescent education social studies

Molly Sievenpiper, ’15

Business operations specialist, American Red Cross

Program Specifics

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History & Political Science Blog

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

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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.

history and political science students
American Association of University Women

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

history and political science club
History & Government Club

The History & Government Club is involved in activities that celebrate our history and government.

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