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History & Political Science Major

Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

Choose from one of three tracks in the history and political science major: liberal arts, social studies history and social studies government.

Want to teach history and social studies at the middle school or high school level? Social studies history and social studies government are both designed specifically for students who are in the Secondary Teacher Education Program. The liberal arts track gives you flexibility to pursue higher education or another career path.

Specific requirements for this major can be found in the College Catalog.

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Careers and Graduate Schools

What can you do with your history and political science degree from Bridgewater College?

Like the department’s recent graduates, you might enter graduate schools such as:

  • Catholic University (International Studies)
  • Clemson University (History)
  • The George Washington University (International Development and Business)
  • James Madison University (History)
  • Indiana University (Hispanic Literature)
  • Northwestern University (Politics/International Relations)
  • University of Chicago (Middle Eastern Studies)
  • University of Delaware (Public History)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Security and Intelligence Studies)
  • University of Richmond (Law School)
  • University of South Carolina (Public History)
  • Virginia Tech (Public Administration and Women’s Studies)
  • West Virginia University (Doctoral History Program)

Or pursue a career in:

  • Government Services
  • International Organizations
  • Law
  • Museum and Archival Work
  • Religion
  • Secondary and Higher Education

Learn more about career paths, employment and advancement in history and political science from the American Historical Association and the American Political Science Association.

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