Division of History and Political Science | Louisiana College

Division of History and Political Science

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 21stcentury. Our degree programs help 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.

Mission
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.

Honor Societies
Phi Alpha Theta: National History Honor Society – See http://phialphatheta.org/ for information on membership requirements.

Division Information

While teaching and the legal profession are two of the most common career choices, other job possibilities include: Manager of government agencies, Politician, Political lobbyist or advisor, Healthcare management, Museum Director, Archivist, Librarian, Federal agent, National Parks Service, Entrepreneur, Writer or journalist, Documentary Filmmaker, Professional Consultant.

No, but we offer a Public Administration major which prepares students for careers in government agencies and non-profit organizations. We also have a minor in Political Science.

No.  Students can study any major and go to law school. However, students who study Pre-Law or History at Louisiana College consistently outscore students from other majors on the LSAT exam and are well-prepared for the rigors of law school upon graduation.