Spark change at the local, state, or national level with a degree in History/Political Science! If you have causes you believe in and want to have the opportunity to make a difference, majoring in History/Political Science will give you the knowledge of the past and the dedication for the future you need to succeed in government.
Here’s what makes the Mount’s History/Political Science major unique:
30+ credits in History/Political Science
Learn about History/Political Science academic requirements and courses here.
As a History/Political Science major, you will take courses in a variety of aspects of history, politics, and government to be prepared for your career. Similar to our traditional History majors, you will have the ability to flex the number of courses you take in the subject to fit your needs. To start with, you will take at least two courses each in American and European history, government, political thought, and electives. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to take on an internship or independent study, or even paid summer research!
Going to a service-oriented college means that you’ll be preparing for your life of public service from the very beginning. For example, you might work with the local elementary school on a history research book they’re writing or choose to join one of our activism and awareness-based clubs like Aging United, Latino Student Union, or Operation Students Supporting Military. Giving back starts here.
While not required, internships are highly encouraged for History/Political Science majors, and our Career Center is here to help you find the perfect fit. Some of our students have opted for longer-term, broad internships at the state level through the New York State Senate and Assembly, while others have preferred the more one-on-one learning available in local government through the Office of Assembly Woman Sandy Galef, the Orange County Historian's Office, the Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, and the District Office of U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer.
After graduation, the most natural use for your History/Political Science major is in government positions at local, state, or national levels, but History/Political Science alumni can also excel in teaching, law, business, and traditional history-based fields like museum curation and archiving.
Here’s how some of our History/Political Science alumni are using their degrees: