History and Political Science
Welcome to the Department of History and Political Science. We invite you to take a closer look at our outstanding faculty, broad selection of courses and the many opportunities we offer for learning outside the traditional classroom setting.
We have a lot to offer, whether you plan to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in History, Political Science, or Social Studies Education, or any of our available graduate and minor programs. Many of our faculty members have national reputations for their scholarship. Our classes are relatively small in size but are dynamic in character.
Our many extracurricular and outreach programs are both educational and entertaining. And most importantly, our graduates are successful in a broad variety of occupations working as lawyers, public officials, university professors, schoolteachers, business people, and in many other fields.
Study Abroad programs include Austria, Britain, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Italy and Spain
Our faculty members have international reputations for scholarship
Special events throughout the year include the 'Then and Now' Fanfare History and Politics Lecture Series
Available undergraduate internships in Political Science and graduate internships in Public History, as well as Graduate Assistantships for M.A. candidates
The Department of History and Political Science has brought $2 million in grants to Southeastern Louisiana University in the last decade!
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Award Winning Faculty
Margaret Gonzalez-Perez (pictured) received the President’s Award for Excellence in Research 2016, the China Studies Institute Fellowship 2016,and the C. Howard Nichols Endowed Professorship in History and Political Science 2015-17.