Students of the History / Political Science Department know that in order to prepare for the future, we must remember the past. While at LeTourneau, you will build a foundation of historical and political knowledge informed by the values and beliefs of the Christian faith. You will broaden and deepen your understanding of history and political practices as you develop an appreciation for context and sharpen your ability to share your insight.
Research and communication play key roles in the fields of history and political science. Students become proficient researchers and communicators by conducting in-depth research projects using a variety of methods, resources and archival materials and then communicating their findings in both written and oral mediums. These skills have proven themselves valuable assets in a number of settings and careers, including teaching, graduate school, law school, business and governmental agencies.
The History / Political Science Department is not just about academia; it is about preparing for a fulfilling and successful career. Through professors, symposiums, internships, and student teaching, you will develop professional connections both inside and outside the university, creating a professional network that will greatly increase your chances of landing your dream job!