History and Political Science

Department of History and Political Science

Course offerings in History are designed to meet the needs of students seeking both a broad liberal arts education and a useful vocation. Graduates in history may find employment in such diverse fields as public school teaching, government service, archival and bibliographical work, public relations, or careers requiring research and writing skills.

The Dorothy Hughes Weatherby Scholarship and the Reuter Scholarship are available for history majors. Interested students should consult with the chairperson of the department.

Political Science is especially recommended as a major or minor for students planning to enter a variety of fields. The subject provides the background necessary for both admission to and satisfactory performance in the study of law. Course offerings in Political Science are also designed to meet the needs of students planning to enter government or military service, secondary school teaching, graduate school, the media, and political campaigns and consulting. In addition, the study of Political Science offers any student a chance to broaden his or her understanding of the American and International political systems.

The American Studies major is designed to expose students to the history, culture, and institutions of the American experience. Students will receive a broad liberal arts preparation to pursue graduate studies in the humanities or social sciences or to pursue professional careers in fields such as journalism, law, business, government, or education.