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History & Political Science


Purpose and Goals of the Department of History and Political Science
It is the purpose of the Department of History & Political Science to prepare students to use the disciplines of history, political science, pre-law, and international studies as analytical tools to understand the dynamics of today’s ever-changing and complex society. Courses in American history, Latin America, Europe, Africa, political science, and church history, along with student-teacher interaction, will provide ethical values and a knowledge base that will meet the department’s purpose. The course offerings provide graduates with the skills needed to be competitive in graduate school, law school, and research. The knowledge gleaned from the courses taught in the department will promote a sound academic background and both spiritual and moral values. In addition, the student will learn to appreciate the diversity of a growing multicultural global society. 

Majors & Minors Offeredhist-books

History (B.A.) 
International Studies (B.A.) 
Political Science (B.A.) 
Pre-Law (B.A.) 

Black World Studies 
Political Science 

What can you do with this degree?
The list of careers available to students that major in the fields of history, international studies, political science, and pre-law is almost endless. However, a brief list of job opportunities associated with these academic fields of study are: advertising executive, analyst, archivist, broadcaster, consultant, lawyer, teacher, editor, congressional aide, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, information specialist, intelligence agent, journalist, lobbyist, public relations staffer, researcher, diplomat, politician, librarian, and paralegal. 

Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility requirement: prospective students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 
Student Organizations
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