Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science

Dr. Ouattara instructs students in history/political science

Better understand how society operates by exploring the social, cultural and political patterns that have shaped our world. By combining two subject areas, Brenau’s interdisciplinary History/Political Science degree will equip you with a strong knowledge of human affairs, so you can graduate with the research and critical thinking skills to succeed in a variety of fields. The program’s faculty — who are nationally and internationally recognized —provide an inclusive curriculum that also shines light on the experiences of women and minority groups throughout history. 

Duration: 8 semesters
Start term: Fall
Class type: On-ground 
Location: Gainesville

Student opportunities

  • Complete multiple internships for academic credit
  • Learn from an innovative curriculum that emphasizes civic engagement, social justice and global studies
  • Graduate prepared to enter a variety of fields or graduate school paths, including law, education, journalism, public policy, nonprofit work and more
  • Better understand history through the lens of women and minority groups with our inclusive courses
  • Take courses in historical perspective, civic engagement and global awareness

Potential careers

  • Historian
  • Historical archivist
  • Law, conflict resolution, public policy or public administration graduate student
  • Legal assistant or paralegal
  • City manager
  • Politician
  • Nonprofit staff
  • Analyst
  • Human rights advocate
  • Museum curator
  • Government reporter
  • Educator
  • Consultant for international businesses or programs

Have questions?

Contact Heather Hollimon, Political Science professor and program director, at or 770-534-6192.

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