Unlock the Past: History & Poli-Sci
Students in the History/Political Science major take a variety of courses and have the option of specializing in history, politics, or pre-law. The program culminates in a capstone course where the students work with their advisor to craft a final research thesis in their chosen area of interest.
Graduates of the program go on to work in a variety of fields, including government, non-profit organizations, law, education, journalism, and more. Graduates may also choose to pursue further education, such as a Master’s degree or PhD, in order to further specialize in their particular field.
Hybrid Learning Options
Courses in the program are taught both in-person and online, providing students with flexible options to meet their varied educational needs.
Numerous internship opportunities are given to students, including positions within local, state, and federal government offices. Former students have been placed in the offices of members of Congress, law offices, and museums. Professors partner with students to help with internship and job applications and networking.
OKWU’s department teaches history and political science through a Biblical worldview, placing special emphasis on the importance of understanding history through the lens of human nature. This interdisciplinary program covers a wide range of historical events and political theories and includes courses in writing and critical thinking.
Some of the job titles in this career pathway include:
- Archivists and Museum Curators – median salary of $51,000
- Attorney – median salary of $126,000
- High school history teacher – median salary $63,100
- Policy analyst – median salary $59,000
- History professor – median salary $80,000
Biblical Worldview: Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders
“What makes our program distinct from other universities is our desire to teach history and politics through a Biblical worldview. We want students to understand not just people, events, and dates, but also how the providential hand of God has orchestrated history and how we can use the study of history to glorify Him and advance the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.”
– Julie Hufstetler
Featured Core Classes
US History 1 & 2
Students learn the entire history of this great country and participate in important discussions about current events and politics.
Students learn about the rise and fall of the Third Reich and answer important questions like “could the Holocaust happen again?”
Students learn about the culture, thought, religion, and government in western civilization and those antecedent civilizations that influenced the emergence of the West.