Want to get involved in non-profit work, policy, law, or politics? Want to learn about the past so you can influence the future?
The B.S. Applied Social Science History and Politics concentration will give you the skills needed to work in a variety of fields and apply your interests to address real-world issues.
By studying history, you will learn critical thinking and writing, as well as how to gather and evaluate information, analyze texts, understand people different from yourself, and muster evidence to make a compelling argument. By understanding the past, we understand ourselves and our futures. History is excellent preparation for a variety of careers and for law school and other professional studies at the graduate level. Learn more here: https://www.historians.org/teaching-and-learning/why-study-history
Political Science is the study of the theories and practices of government, politics, and decision-making at the local, state, national, and international levels. It seeks to understand the institutions, practices, and relations that constitute public life. A grounding in political science will train you in critical thinking, writing, and clear communication. Learn more about political science on the American Political Science Association's website.
At Stout, history and political science are approached from an applied perspective. You won’t just learn the theories and findings of these fields, you will learn data collection and analysis methods that can be used to address real-world issues and problems.
The History and Politics Concentration can be combined with a variety of minors to help you hone your skills and distinguish yourself on the job market: