History and Political Studies
WHY HISTORY AND POLITICAL STUDIES AT SOUTHERN?
Southern’s History and Political Studies Department offers students the opportunity to appreciate mankind’s experience.
As one of the major areas of liberal arts study, history instills a collection of necessary skills, including critical thinking through the process of reading, filtering, and creating thought paths; verbal and written communication; and research and evaluation of evidence and arguments.
The mission-minded global policy and service studies degree helps students understand the politics and main players in the global arena, assess the development challenges in various regions of the world, and explore practical ways to serve physical needs in cross-cultural settings.
Political Science and International Development Studies students have access to international internships and job opportunities through Southern's relationships with U.S. State Department, World Vision, and ADRA.
Students are well-prepared for graduate study. Double majors are common and encouraged, along with study abroad.
The History and Political Studies Department has a dedicated scholarship to assist students who must travel to work on their senior thesis.
EXPLORE MAJORS AND MINORS
Beyond the Classroom
Academic programs are complemented with practical learning experiences in the community and beyond.
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Seth Shaffer describes how the History and Political Studies program at Southern prepared him for his current career and how research projects and conferences expose students to great learning opportunities.
History and Political Studies Department Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370 Collegedale, TN 37315