Faculty: Ruth Douglas Currie, Dongping Han, Frank Kalinowski, Philip L. Otterness (Chair), Lynn Pohl, J. Thomas Showalter
Academic training in History and Political Science is good preparation for careers in journalism, teaching, law, government service, and the ministry.
Students have the choice of completing a regular major in History and Political Science or of completing a concentration in History or in Political Science within the broader major.
Grades: A grade of C or better in each course that is counted toward the major.
Requirements: A minimum of 40 credits as follows:
For purposes of the major, ENS 205 Environmental History of the United States may count as a 200-level History course and ENS 421 Environmental Policy may count as a 400-level Political Science course. All other courses must have HIS or PSC designations.
History and Political Science with Secondary Education: The student who elects to major in History and Political Science and earn a Secondary Education License must in addition to the requirements for the major complete the pedagogy and content course requirements of the Teacher Education Program. A student may elect to earn a "Comprehensive Social Studies" North Carolina teaching license by completing the major in History and Political Science including the following additional courses:
One course from the following:
ICS 116 Introduction to Geography
PSC 151 Introduction to American Government
PSC 258 Comparative Government: Industrialized States
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
Requirements: The minor requires 20 credits of History and Political Science courses within the department with at least 4 credits in History and 4 credits in Political Sciences.