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.
From the History & Politics faculty:
“For many of us (myself included) our experience with history classes before college consisted of memorizing names and dates. It was only years later that I discovered that no professional historian does this. My promise to my students is that I will never ask them to do something that I don’t do in my own work. History isn’t about names and dates, it’s the way to ask questions about the past and find the best answer. That’s what I want my students to learn.”
“When I was 10 years old I walked down the creek behind my grandfather’s farm, turned over a rock, and caught a crayfish. I recall holding the crayfish with both curiosity and wonder, and this has become my ideal for education. Education works best when it arises from our natural curiosity about the world around us, and when it produces both knowledge and joy.”
Our faculty have considerable experience overseas and offer interterm trips to Europe and other locales.
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