History and Political Science

Admission to the HIPS main office currently is by appointment only. A mask is required for anyone entering Fayard Hall. For more information email hips@selu.edu or call 985-549-2109. All advising for the fall semester 2020 will be done online via LeoNet. All questions about course substitutions, transfer credits, and other matters will be handled via email.

Welcome to the Department of History and Political Science. We invite you to take a closer look at our outstanding faculty, broad selection of courses and the many opportunities we offer for learning outside the traditional classroom setting.

We have a lot to offer, whether you plan to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in History, Political Science, or Social Studies Education, or any of our available graduate and minor programs. Many of our faculty members have national reputations for their scholarship. Our classes are relatively small in size but are dynamic in character.

Our many extracurricular and outreach programs are both educational and entertaining. And most importantly, our graduates are successful in a broad variety of occupations working as lawyers, public officials, university professors, schoolteachers, business people, and in many other fields.


Click here for Undergraduate Degree Programs Offered

  • B.A. in History
  • B.A. in History with Cultural Resource Management/Public History Option
  • B.A. in Political Science
  • B.A. in Social Studies Education Grades 6-12

Minors Offered



  • Study Abroad programs include Austria, Britain, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Italy and Spain

  • Our faculty members have international reputations for scholarship

  • Special events throughout the year include the 'Then and Now' Fanfare History and Politics Lecture Series

  • Available undergraduate internships in Political Science and graduate internships in Public History, as well as Graduate Assistantships for M.A. candidates




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