History and Political Science Department

Trace the historical context and roots of today’s issues in politics, religion, economics, social relations and culture to gain perspective on the human experience—then and now. Sharpen your focus on public policy and governance and how they affect the world.

A major in history or political science at Houghton strengthens your skills in analysis, writing and research, preparing you to change the world—wherever that may be. Professors help you view history and politics through multiple lenses and investigate vital questions of identity, belief and meaning.

Gain real-world experience through an internship at the local, state, national or international level, working alongside world-changers in the nonprofit, governmental and nongovernmental organization fields. Prepare for a successful career in business, politics, law, journalism, medicine and a variety of other fields.