The Department of History, Political Science and Geography offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in political science.
Major: A major in political science requires 36 hours, with 18 common hours (core plus capstone) and 18 hours in general political science, international studies, prelaw, or public policy.
Minor: A minor in political science consists of 18 to 24 semester hours.
Teacher Certification: Teacher certification in political science is available by selecting the Composite Social Studies Teaching Option.
Courses: Click to view a list of courses available through the Department in the area of Political Science.
Honors Program: Political science majors may choose to apply for admission to the Academy of Freedom multidisciplinary honors program. Providing an innovative approach to the academic program, the Academy enables students to combine their specialized major with coursework grounded in an understanding of the American free enterprise system. Through advanced study in such areas political science, history, psychology and sociology, students gain a better understanding of their role in today's society. Challenging projects enable students to hone their research and writing skills for further study in graduate school.
Beyond the Classroom: The Department offers numerous opportunities for students to enhance their education outside the classroom. In recent years, Howard Payne Moot Court teams have won numerous individual and team awards at regional and national championships, and the Model United Nations Program has earned recognition at various competitions across the United States.
Scholarships: There are a number of scholarships, grants and loans available through the university's financial aid program.
For information about course work in History, click here..