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Award Winning Faculty

The faculty members of the Department of History & Political Science have distinguished themselves as a group of outstanding teaching scholars.

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Low Faculty to Student Ratio

Unique opportunities to work closely with professors

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Highest number of books published

Top-ten department for highest number of books published per faculty member among public midwestern universities

The history and political science department offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in History, as well as minors in history, political science, science, technology, politics, and pre-law. As a history major, you can also couple a Bachelor of Arts in History with a secondary teacher education certificate, which certifies you to teach history in grades 9-12 in the state.

Department Highlights

Condoleeza Rice with History Majors

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Missouri S&T students

At the end of the spring semester 2015, Missouri S&T students taking American Diplomatic History had the opportunity to have class with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (picture above).  Dr. Rice was visiting campus as part of Missouri S&T's Remmers Lecture series, which in the past has brought to campus such notable individuals as President Ford, Henry Kissinger, Tip O'Neal, Margaret Thatcher, Colin Powell, and Itzhak Perlman.  While we cannot promise class with someone like Condoleezza Rice every year, it is an example of the unique opportunities available for history and political science students at Missouri S&T.

London Study Abroad Students

Study Abroad in London

Students took a Missouri S&T summer study abroad class in London on Medieval and Renaissance England.  Another study abroad class from the department has been offered in Paris on World War II.  Other history majors have done independent research in Las Vegas.  As a history major, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in these once-in-a-lifetime activities.  And on a daily basis, you will have the chance to work closely with the outstanding history and political science faculty at Missouri S&T.  At Missouri S&T, you will not get stuck at the back of large lecture halls, you will not be taught by graduate students, and you will get know your professors.       

The Collaboratory

At Missouri S&T, students participate in hands-on, real-world experiences as part of their education. The newest opportunity for History majors to engage with the past using modern technology is through the Collaboratory. This state-of-the-art research lab allows students to combine knowledge from the humanities with digital skills to address complex problems facing today’s society. Want to archive oral histories of life during a pandemic? Electronically map the history of Native Americans in Missouri? Explain scientific discoveries for a general audience? You can do all of this and more in this brand new interdisciplinary space. This opportunity fosters important skills and helps prepare students for future careers that we can only begin to imagine.

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