Department of History & Political Science

Department of History & Political Science


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Department of History & Political Science

The Department of History and Political Science is committed to engaging students in a liberal arts education in a vital Christian environment. We seek a curriculum and academic setting that challenges students to become active learners, critical thinkers, global contributors, faithful Christians, and principled human beings.

We seek to provide an academic environment where students and faculty alike can participate as a true community of scholars. Colt Hall, the Department’s home, is a place where scholarly life together takes place inside and outside of the classroom, at all hours of the day.

We are also committed to facilitating opportunities for students to put the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the classroom into practice in other environments. These opportunities include internships, study abroad programs, conference participation, and service learning.


The Department of History and Political Science resides within the College of Arts and Humanities. The Department houses three major Bachelor of Arts programs: History, Political Science, and International Studies. The Department also offers a minor in History.

In addition, the Department houses the Institute for Politics and Public Service, which is an academic center with the mission of “enriching and promoting the quality of civic life and public affairs by building bridges between the University and the world of politics.”