The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History enables students to understand the past and its relationship to the present through a variety of American, European and non-western history courses, training in a foreign language, hands-on experience in historical research, and an introduction to historical philosophy and theory. The program teaches students to evaluate sources, trace the workings of cause and effect through time, and synthesize information and present it clearly in written form. The foreign language requirement exposes students to another culture and opens up opportunities to study events from a different cultural perspective than their own. The degree provides a broad base from which to view and understand events both past and present.
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Political Science are designed to teach analytical, administrative, and advocacy competence in the development of national and international public policies. The BA degree includes government, public policy making, international affairs, american politics, and comparative politics combined. A foreign language is required. The BS degree includes the same courses and requirements as the BA, but has no foreign language requirement. Students may choose the BA or BS depending on their interest in a foreign language.