Department of History & Political Science

Baccalaureate degrees in history, political science, international studies, cultural and geospatial studies, and public history offer excellent preparation for careers in government and education, further study in graduate school or law school, and careers in the private sector of the economy.

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In addition, the department offers minors in geography, history, military science, philosophy, political science, religious studies, strategic studies and pre-law.

Students must complete 120 hours for graduation with a degree in history, political science, international studies, public history, cultural and geospatial studies, or social studies education.

Contact Information

Dr. David Blanks, Head

Witherspoon Hall, Room 255
(479) 968-0265


David Blanks, Peter Dykema, Jan Jenkins, Jeffrey Mitchell, James Moses, Michael RogersMicheal Tarver, Jeffrey Woods

Associate Professors

Patrick Hagge, Aaron McArthurJeffrey Pearson,  Joseph Swain

Assistant Professors

Christopher Housenick, Kelly Jones, Gregory Michna, James Peck, Brendan Toner, Guolin Yi


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