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About the Department

Mission Statement

The Department of History and Political Science at Azusa Pacific University 1) offers undergraduate degree programs in political science, history, and social science, and preparation for a teaching credential in social science; 2) provides general education in history and political science courses consistent with the outcomes of a liberal arts education; and 3) prepares students for graduate study, law school, or success in their chosen careers.


This department offers majors in history, political science, and social science, and minors in history, political science, prelaw, and international relations. Many courses in the department emphasize the reading of classic texts or the study of primary sources. All courses offered in the department are within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and designed to contribute to a Christian liberal arts education.

The department's three majors strive to:

To graduate as department majors and minors, students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average in major courses.

Students who want to earn up to 16 units in their major through the Azusa Oxford Semester or the American Studies Program in Washington, DC, may do so by arrangement with the Department of History and Political Science.


The Department of History and Political Science prepares students who are able to:



Political Science

Social Science

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.