History and Political Science, BA

The Department of History and the Department of Political Science offer an interdisciplinary combined major in history and political science. Students interested in the combined major integrate the study of political systems and theories with the study and analysis of human history.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Experiential Liberal Arts

All undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are required to complete the Experiential Liberal Arts Requirement.

History Cluster

In conjunction with your history advisor, define a history cluster by the first semester of your junior year of study. A cluster comprises four history courses with no more than two courses in the 1200–1299 range.

History Major Requirements

History Colloquium
HIST 1200Historical Research and Writing1
HIST 1201First-Year Seminar4
Introductory Level Course
Complete one course from HIST 1001 to HIST 19994
History Seminar and Historical Writing
HIST 2301The History Seminar4
HIST 2302Historical Writing1
Pre-1800 History Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Pirates, Planters, and Patriots: Making the Americas, 1492–1804
Japanese Literature and Culture
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Introduction to Russian Civilization
Colonial and Revolutionary America
Intermediate/Advanced History Cluster
Complete three HIST courses numbered 2300 or above. Cluster is subject to department approval.12
Advanced History
Complete one HIST course numbered 3000 or above. 4

Political Science Major Requirements

Political Science Foundation Courses
POLS 1150American Government4
POLS 1155Comparative Politics4
POLS 1160International Relations4
POLS 2400Quantitative Techniques4
Political Thought
Complete one of the following:4
Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought
Modern Political Thought
American Political Thought
Contemporary Political Thought
Political Science Electives
Complete three POLS courses numbered 2300 or above.12

Supporting Courses

Complete one of the following:4
Interactive Mathematics
Mathematical Thinking
Calculus for Business and Economics
Calculus 1

Integrative Requirement

Integrative Course
Complete one of the following:4
Introduction to the History of the United States
The World Since 1945
The Holocaust and Comparative Genocide
American Conservatism from the New Deal to the Present
Capstone
Complete one of the following. (Public History concentrations take HIST 4903 & HIST 4904)4
Capstone Seminar
Fieldwork in History 1
Political Science Senior Capstone
Senior Thesis

History and Political Science Major Credit Requirement

Complete 78 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirements

128 total semester hours required