University of Charleston

History/Political Science – Dual Major

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  • duration

    4 Years

  • format


  • location


Program Overview

The dual study of history and political science is a dynamic gateway to several professional occupations. You will learn highly marketable skills such as critical thinking, analysis, and writing while exploring the past events of the world and the practice of government at local, state, national, and international levels.

You will be ready for graduate or law school with the modern research techniques used throughout your coursework.

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Program Highlights

  • Our unique location across the river from the WV state capitol building and center of state government provides opportunities for you to intern, network, and observe governmental affairs.

  • Research and internship opportunities are available at the State Archives Museum, the State Historic Preservation Office and other government agencies.

Program Outcomes

  • Job Opportunities

    Job opportunities include:

    • Business Professional
    • Elected Official
    • Attorney
    • Human Rights Advocate
    • Market Research Analyst
    • Political and Group Campaign Manager/Organizer
    • Public Administration
    • Non-profits and Community Leadership
    • Teacher
  • Transferable Skills

    The skills gained and utilized throughout the program are highly marketable in the workplace or graduate school.

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Additional Information

Admissions Requirements

Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston. A visit to campus to meet with Admissions personnel and program faculty is strongly encouraged.

How Much Will It Cost?

View our Tuition & Fees page for more detailed information on cost.

Curriculum and Course Catalog