Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science
The history/political science major offers students the
opportunity to combine coursework in the fields of history and
political science. This major is particularly useful for students
interested in careers in government, law and teaching.
Students who choose this major will be exposed to the methods
employed by both historians and political scientists. They will
also gain an understanding of the structures of political
institutions and the framework of political thought. There are
active internship opportunities in this program, and Mount students
have regularly worked in Albany for a semester as interns with the
New York Assembly and Senate.
History/Political Science at the Mount
The program in history/political science requires that students
take six credits in American history, six credits in European
history, six credits in government, six credits in political
thought and six credits in elective courses.
The program requires thirty credits, with eighteen of those
credits in courses at the 3000/4000 level. Students must take a
minimum of three credits in history/political science before taking
upper level courses (3000/4000).
Where Mount students have interned
Students have interned with the New York Assembly and the Senate
and have received a semester of credit for these internships. There
are also internship opportunities available locally with historical
societies, museums and local government offices.
This is an excellent major that allows for versatile career
choices; from teaching to business, historic preservation,
government services, criminal justice, and law.