Department Affiliation: History and Political Science
The student who majors in History examines and analyzes the heritage of the recorded past in an effort to better understand and evaluate events and developments of the present. Emphasis is placed on American, European, and non-Western civilizations.
Other options are offered in the closely-allied area majors offered in Social Science with emphasis in History, Political Science, and Public Administration.
It is possible to have History and American Studies as a double major. See American Studies. Such a combination is highly desirable and very useful, combining as it does with the general major a specialized study of the character and developing trends of American society.