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Department of History & Political Science

The Department of History & Political Science honors the mission of Mississippi College by teaching and mentoring students in the fields of History, Political Science, Paralegal Studies, Administration of Justice and Social Studies Education.

The Mission of the Department of History & Political Science

We equip students to take the transferable skills of critical thinking, writing, oral communication, and data analysis to the marketplace. We prepare students for the responsibilities of citizenship by helping them understand the ideas and institutions that have shaped societies. We cultivate students who seek to pursue human flourishing in their careers and communities.

Our goals for you, the student, include the following:

  • An understanding of the institutions of government, law, and law enforcement
  • A foundational awareness of American and world history
  • An emphasis on internships and experiential learning opportunities
  • Preparation for career and calling
  • Appreciation of how faith enriches intellectual inquiry, moral reflection, concern for justice, and respect for human dignity