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Department of

History and Political Science

The Department of History and Political Science is dedicated to cultivating one-to-one mentoring relationships and to preparing students for life after GSW. Small group dynamics characterize our classes allowing students to make personal connections with their professors, establish networks in the local community, and build friendships with one another.

The department is intent on helping students to develop analytical and critical thinking skills; to conduct discipline specific research; and to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms.  We understand the importance of and are committed to providing high-quality academic advising. With numerous free electives, students can also tailor their individual programs to fit a wide variety of personal career goals.

Recent graduates of the various programs in History and Political Science have found employment with the National Park Service, as legislative assistants for state governments, working in communications for businesses and public institutions, in teaching and coaching positions in middle and high schools, libraries, law firms, and the ministry.  Our majors and minors have also entered graduate programs in Public History, Instructional Technology, Library Science, Public Administration, MBA programs, and Law Schools.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in History

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Related Certificate Programs

European Union Studies

American Studies

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The department supports the Association of Global South Studies through the sponsorship of enrichment seminars and guest speakers. The AGSS was founded by GSW Professor Emeritus of History, Dr. Harold Isaacs.


Department of History and Political Science

Business, History & Political Science Building


Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

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Faculty & Staff

Mentoring Relationships
Preparing for the Future

Personal Connections

The Department of History and Political Science maintains small class sizes that allow for personal connections. Students are exposed to small group dynamics and are able to build relationships with classmates and faculty members throughout their studies.

Create Your Future

With a variety of options, students have the ability to cater their education by selecting a minor or certificate program that aligns with future goals.

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I enjoy the small teacher to student ratio. I attended a high school with a small student to teacher ratio, as well, which made the transition to the college course load easier.

Mary Katherine McGarr History Major
Cordele, Georgia