Politics and History

This is a sample degree plan for students pursuing a double major in politics and history. All students must consult with an advisor in making course selections that meet their individual needs. Students pursuing a double major in politics and history should consider completing a full semester studying abroad, and should consult with faculty advisors in both politics and history early in their program to plan effectively.

Year One
Fall Spring
EN 101 – Composition I EN 102 – Composition II
POL 102 – International Relations POL 103 – Comparative Politics
HI 103 – Western Civilization I HI 104 – Western Civilization II
HI 110 – History of the United States to 1877 HI 111 – History of the United States since 1877
University elective TRS 100 – Theological Inquiry


Year Two
Fall Spring
POL 210 – Western Political Concepts I Politics elective
POL 250 or HI 250 – Research and Writing Introductory Literature (LT-1)
POL 230 – American Policy Process Introductory Economics, Psychology, or Sociology (SS-1)
Math (MT) PH 100 – Introduction to Philosophy
History elective Politics elective
Year Three
Fall Spring
Fine Arts (FNA), or Advanced Literature (LT-2) Advanced Theology/Religious Studies (TRS-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E)
Politics elective Introductory Social Science (SS-1) or Natural Science (NS)
History elective Politics elective
Natural Science (NS) with a lab History elective
University elective History elective
Year Four
Fall Spring
POL 400 or HI 400 – Internship POL 420 or HI 420 – Senior Seminar
Politics elective Politics elective
Politics elective History elective
History elective Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E)
University elective University elective