B.A. in History- Political Science

Are you interested in understanding the world’s political systems? Do you want to be an advocate for people’s rights and create change through law? To understand how to influence our future, students must first have a solid grasp of the past. This B.A. program combines history with political science to prepare students for a career in law, government, or public policy.  If you love learning about history and are passionate about making our world a better place through government and politics, then this History-Political Science program is for you.

Course Requirements

Students pursuing this major must complete the requirements linked below.

Why Choose This Degree?

A B.A. in History-Political Science will:

  • Give you the opportunity to study two related fields for a unique perspective on the world, as well as local events, challenges, and opportunities
  • Prepare you for graduate programs in history, political science, or law
  • Develop critical thinking and writing skills relevant to any field of work
  • Provide a foundation for work in any level of government, non-profit, or international affairs

Why Earn it at Greensboro College?

Greensboro College offers multiple avenues to study history and complementary fields. Unique to our program is the option to complete dual degrees, as well as the commitment to hands-on experiences in research, teaching, public history, preservation, and local history with faculty members. In addition, Greensboro College is a treasure trove of history and historical artifacts as an institution and as a member of the greater Greensboro community. Faculty members are experts in their fields, active scholars, researchers, and writers who are committed to teaching their students not only the stories of the past, but how to critically understand the community at the local to international levels.

What Can I Do After Graduation?

With your B.A. in History-Political Science, you will be able to: 

  • Enter the workforce with a transferrable skill set of critical thinking, written and oral communication, research and analytical abilities
  • Attend graduate school in history, public history/museum studies, library science, political science, religion, philosophy, law, education–the list is endless!
  • Become a teacher
  • Work in a museum
  • Record and research for governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • Non-profit work
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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.