Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana

history & political science department


Students at Huntington University can choose to study courses in American, European and Non-Western history and political science. In doing so they benefit from enthusiastic teaching that is research-led.

Our history and political science faculty have between them written 9 books and are actively engaged in scholarly debate. Our department’s professors are dedicated to their students; they have all been voted university professor of the year.

How do employers regard a degree in history or political science?

Our students are highly valued by employers. The broad undergraduate program of study in history and political science is designed to equip students with the capacity to read, write and think. Students develop generic abilities in literary and oral communication, argument analysis, teamwork, independent research and presentation skills. They have gone into a wide range of occupations including:

  • graduate work in history and the humanities.
  • advanced work in law, political science and other social sciences.
  • positions in the not for profit sector.
  • teaching history and social studies at the middle school and high school level.
  • positions in business, management, media and government.
  • advanced work in library science, museum and archival management.

Graduates making a difference

Melissa Grossman (Political Science '14) has accepted a position in the Immigration Department at Catholic Charities in Fort Wayne, IN. 

Joshua McIntyre (History-Political Science '14) has accepted a graduate assistantship and a graduate scholarship on the MA History program at Ball State University, IN. 

Stephanie Morin (HIstory-Public Relations '14) has accepted a position as events and office coordinator with United Way in Huntington, IN. 

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alumni impact

Advantages of a Christian college education at Huntington University

Christopher Sutton

History '09

Christopher found his studies overseas to be liberating.

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news & events

Smith examines British policy toward Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia and Kashmir in new book Dr. Tim Smith will release his newest book, “Vietnam and the Unravelling of Empire: General Gracey in Asia 1942-1951” in the U.S. on Oct. 22. The book was published in the United Kingdom on Oct. 15.
Three alumni honored at HU’s Homecoming Huntington University honored three alumni at today’s Homecoming luncheon for their work in advancing the institution’s mission to impact the world for Christ.