The Division of History and Political Science emphasizes the understanding of the past and politics through a Christian context and prepares students with the skills they will need to navigate the complex world of the 21st century. We aim to produce men and women of deep Christian faith and integrity who will be successful in their chosen careers. One way we accomplish this objective is through the individualized attention that our majors receive in small classes and in academic advising. We know all of the students majoring in our division by name and tailor our courses to help them achieve their highest potential.
Each degree program (History, Pre-Law, Public Administration, or Social Studies Education) helps students develop marketable skills such as the ability to research and gather data, analyze and draw conclusions from that data, and communicate their knowledge clearly and effectively in written and oral forms. The Division offers a broad range of courses in American, European and Church history as well as political sciences classes focusing on American Government, International Politics, Public Policy, and the U.S. Constitution. We encourage students to pursue learning outside of the classroom through participation in field trips, internships and academic conferences. Students who excel in their academic studies are invited to join Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honors society.
Raffi Ferreria (Class of 2014): “The Division of History and Political Science at Louisiana College helped me tremendously. They equipped me to succeed both in grad school…and in the professional field. Fantastic, knowledgeable faculty and staff members, always willing to help and provide Christian-like guidance in a very prompt fashion. They always motivated me and others, pushing me to be the best that I could possibly be. The curriculum was academically challenging and the professors more than capable of teaching the various subjects we were exposed to.”
Caitlin Chelette (Class of 2015): “The professors taught history as if they were telling some great, elaborate story. I was never bored in a history course. Their classes taught me to expand my thought process, and really develop my research writing skills…. They care about their students, and will work with you whenever you need help, or whenever a crisis comes up. They pray for you, encourage you, and genuinely love their students.”
Students who graduate with a degree from the Division of History and Political Science have the opportunity to pursue diverse careers including, but not limited to the following:
Graduates have attended the following institutions to pursue advanced degrees: