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History-Political Science - BA

History-Political Science - BA

Discover how politics and political institutions influence what people, families and communities aspire to and help overcome and solve the problems that arise.

WHY STUDY HISTORY-POLITICAL SCIENCE?

Be part of a program that combines American and world history and American and international politics. You’ll be encouraged to participate in one of the many internship opportunities in this area and beyond: city hall, county legislature, local historical societies and museums, Fortune 500 companies, civic organizations, federal legislators.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You’ll learn the history of culture, economics, environment, ethnicity, conflict and development to help you understand politics.

Student in class

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN HISTORY-POLITICAL SCIENCE?

All of the experience you’ll get will help you find your place in the world, wherever that place might be.

Job titles:

  • Analyst
  • Intelligence analyst
  • City manager
  • Consumer advocate
  • Historian
  • Historical archivist
  • Human rights advocate
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Museum curator
  • Political consultant

Employers:

  • Business and industry
  • Electoral campaigns
  • Political parties
  • Federal, state and local government
  • Special-interest groups
  • Think tanks
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Research foundations
  • Museums, historical societies and archives
  • Public opinion and consulting firms
I enjoy the opportunity to develop close relationships with my professors. Hayley Madl, a history-political science major from Beaver, PA
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