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

Briana Lederle describes advantages of history & political-science degree program at Huntington University, a Christian college.

Briana Lederle

History '11

Briana wanted to see the world so now she teaches in South Korea.

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news & events

Wickersham receives CNWS award The Centre for Non-Western Studies honored Andrew Wickersham for the Best Non-Western Paper of 2013-14.
Landhuis, Wickersham receive HU’s Barlow Book AwardThe Huntington University history department have honored students Amy Landhuis and Andrew Wickersham with the 2014 Barlow Book Award.