Are you curious about current affairs? Do you
follow developments in the United States and the world? Do you want an exciting career that will open you up to world travel and international affairs? Does history fascinate you or make you
curious about your own community or heritage? If any of these are true, then our history/political science major may
be just for you.
Our program is a unique program combining American History, World History, American
Politics and International Politics. You
cannot understand politics unless you understand the history of culture,
economics, environment, ethnicity, conflict and development. Politics and political institutions influence
everything we as individuals, families and communities aspire for and the problems
we seek to overcome.
history/political science student you will be encouraged to participate in one
of the many internship possibilities available in the area – city hall, county
legislature, local historical societies and museums, and many civic
organizations. You will also be
encouraged to look outside the area to Harrisburg or Washington, D.C.
With your history/political science degree, you’ll be prepared for a variety of
careers as well as advanced study in either graduate school or law school. The possibilities are endless and exciting. In fact, here's what you can do with a degree in History-Political Science along with a suggested 4-year study plan.
Course Requirements in the Major
Select Two Courses
Three Elective History Courses (see our catalogue for further courses):
Course Requirements in Political Science:
A total of seven courses are required. Students must select one course from each of the content areas below, and then three additional political science electives.
American Government and Politics Area
Comparative Governments and Politics Area
International Politics Area
Political Theory Area
Total Credits for Major: 45