Mission and Accreditation


The major objectives of the Department of History and Political Science are:

  1. To provide all students with general humanistic knowledge in the fields of history, political science, ad philosophy

  2. To aid them through this knowledge to analyze and interpret problems and achievements of past and present societies

  3. To further their intellectual development through opportunities to think, to speak and to write logically and analytically

  4. To prepare them to become dynamic citizens who understand the structure, powers and procedures of national and state governments and have some knowledge of other world governments as well

  5. To provide specific background training for such professions as cultural resources management, public history, law, journalism, government service and teaching

Students who wish to prepare for graduate study in history or political science for law school should consult with the head of the department.



The Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University
are fully accredited by the following institutions:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Southeastern's Accrediting Agencies and Institutional Memberships
National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education
National Council for the Social Studies