History and Political Science, Bachelor of Arts

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The History and Political Science major aims to instruct students on the historical and political dimensions of their own citizenship, and sharpen their ability to contribute meaningfully to the never-ending struggle to understand and improve the conditions of their fellow human beings and societies in which they live. Specifically, this degree provides students with the fundamental historical and political awareness that all knowledgeable citizens need, preparing them for opportunities they will professionally require.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the essential events, trends, and ideas that have shaped the political, economic, and cultural history of the United States and other countries around the world.
  • Show competence in the practical and theoretical requirements of research, writing, and communication in the fields of History and Political Science.
  • Apply one’s skill in research, writing and communication to the ongoing obligations of being a historically informed citizen, capable of participation in the United States and in other countries around the world.

Course Requirements

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Academic Plan

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Career Options

A degree in History and Political Science can be used in more ways than you may think. Take a look at some of the potential careers that can result from this area of study.

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4-Year Career Plan

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Featured Faculty

Russell Fox

Dr. Russell Arben Fox

  • Professor of Political Science; Director of Honors Program; Model UN Sponsor
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • B.A., M.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Catholic University of America