Workforce Ready

Our students learn to read intelligently, think analytically, accurately assess past trends, rationally predict future developments and understand the real world. We offer small class sizes with internationally-known instructors and our program produces graduates who are successful in a broad variety of careers.

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History and Political Science

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.


  • 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



The Department of History and Political Science has brought $2 million in grants to Southeastern Louisiana University in the last decade!


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Award Winning Faculty

Margaret Gonzalez-Perez (pictured) received the President’s Award for Excellence in Research 2016, the China Studies Institute Fellowship 2016,and the C. Howard Nichols Endowed Professorship in History and Political Science 2015-17.