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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.

For students interested in Social Studies for Teacher Licensure, click here.

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. Aaron McArthur, Head

Witherspoon Hall, Room 255
(479) 968-0265


Peter Dykema, Jeffrey Mitchell, Michael RogersMicheal Tarver

Associate Professors

Patrick Hagge, Kelly Jones, Aaron McArthurJeffrey Pearson,  Joseph SwainBrendan Toner

Assistant Professors

Christopher Housenick, Gregory Michna, Kelsey Utne


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