History and Political Science
The mission of the Department of History and Political Science is to give students a rigorous, challenging, and interdisciplinary education. An understanding of historical and political movements and ideas, skills in analysis and logic, and an appreciation for life-long learning provide a foundation for students to take a role in contemporary affairs.
The rich and diverse education we aim to provide our students fundamentally contributes to the liberal arts vision of the university. The Department's programs will thus prepare students for a variety of careers, including law, business, government, politics, journalism, administration, and research.