History-Political Science - BA


Program Contact: Dr. Helma de Vries-Jordan

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.

As a 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 plan of study.

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

Additional Information:

Faculty

Frederick Richard

Frederick,Richard

Professor of History

rgf1@pitt.edu

362-7625

217A Swarts Hall

Robar Stephen

Robar,Stephen

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Political Science

robar@pitt.edu

362-0242

232 Swarts Hall

Thomas Marvin

Thomas,Marvin

Professor of History

met8@pitt.edu

362-7634

217C Swarts Hall

Jordan, Helma deVries-

de Vries-Jordan,Helma

Director of History and Political Science Program, Assistant Professor of Political Science

hdevries@pitt.edu

362-7586

217B Swarts Hall