Do you have a passion for history and politics? Does interning with the U.S. House of Representatives or political parties excite you? Are you interested in working with museums or law enforcement agencies?

Our department of history and politics can offer all of this and more. Also, we have a 100% success rate in graduate school placement and completion for department graduates. Connect with the department of history and politics today to begin your journey.

The Department of History and Politics majors are designed to develop student scholarship in the study of history and Political Science, to nurture historical and political awareness, and to enhance critical and analytical skills. Graduates are prepared for a variety of careers where strong research, organization, and writing skills are needed, as well as for graduate and professional programs in history, political science, and law.
We offer a BA in History with a teaching licensure option, a BS in Politics and History as well as a History minor. See our Catalog and Schedule for course descriptions.
Our faculty have considerable experience overseas and offer interterm trips to Europe and other locales.
The Marvin & Doreen Will Scholarships help provide students with wonderful opportunities for travel, educational advancement, and the chance to study history at McPherson College.
As a capstone experience, all students undertake an independent research project and produce an original work of historical scholarship.
Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.

 

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Travel Abroad
Our faculty have considerable experience overseas and offer interterm trips to Europe and other locales.

Student research

Capstone Experience
As a capstone experience, all students undertake an independent research project and produce an original work of historical scholarship.

Phi Alpha Theta
A professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians