The study of history and political science helps students develop a meaningful perspective on human civilization and civic responsibility. Through strong academic preparation and practical application, the department strives to foster critical and inquiring minds, to deepen students’ appreciation of their heritage, to increase their understanding of their rights and responsibilities in public affairs and to facilitate the quest for meaning in an active life.
Students majoring in History, Political Science, or Public Affairs have the background for further graduate study or successful careers in a wide range of professions. Today, graduates of our programs hold positions of leadership in government, education, business, the law, and other professions. They make a difference – so can you.
- 2012-2013 History Checksheet
- 2012-2013 Political Science Checksheet
- 2012-2013 Public Affairs Checksheet
Recent Columbia College graduates hold various positions, including:
Attorney Legislative Assistant Policy Analyst
Historian Management Analyst Teacher
Federal Agent Paralegal Victims Advocate
Students have also gone on to graduate study programs in History, Public Policy, International Relations, Law, and Public Administration at top universities, including:
Charleston School of Law Mercer University School of Law
College of Charleston Texas A&M University
Columbia University University of Delaware
Elon University School of Law University of Maryland
Georgetown University University of Minnesota