History/Political Science Degree

Reach beyond the pages of a book

Are you spending your free time bingeing historical documentaries or touring local landmarks? A degree in history and political science from Indiana University Kokomo may be the right fit for you.

Fusing the separate but complementary disciplines of history and political science, our program fosters an understanding and appreciation of local, national, and international historic and contemporary issues and events.

Explore your options

Students who graduate with a degree in history and political science will develop skills in interpretation, analysis, critical thinking, writing, and research.

The Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science offers three tracks that allow students to specialize in history, political science, or law and society. Each track includes a required senior seminar in which students are expected to produce a significant piece of research. This program provides the opportunity for students to explore internships in the local community at historical societies, political organizations, and legal offices.

The law and society track teaches students to be active and aware citizens, and provides them with the skills needed for a career in law. This concentration divides the student’s major classes into a history and political science foundation so they can understand the United States and international history and politics; a humanities foundation which requires classes focusing on communication, writing, and logic skills; and law specific, in which students take classes focused directly on legal issues in fields including sociology, criminal justice, labor studies, and business.

The Bachelor of Science in History and Political Science meshes with the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. Students who complete the dual major in secondary education and history and political science will graduate with depth in both the history and political science discipline and teaching.

Explore outside the classroom

This field relies on real-world experiences outside the classroom – and we help make them happen. Students take trips to regional museums including Grissom Air Museum, Kokomo’s Seiberling Mansion, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, and Connor Prairie, where they are encouraged to work on research in their own communities and learn about the people around us now and those who came before.

Ready to get started?

If you’re ready to start your history and political science degree, you can take the first step by contacting our Office of Admissions. Once you start your journey, explore our Degree Map to see what is in store!

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