The mission of the Department of Government and History is to provide effective instruction and educational programs in geography, history, and political science. The department offers bachelor's degrees in geography, history, and political science, as well as master's degrees in history and political science. The department also offers a minor in philosophy. In conjunction with the School of Education, the department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science Education with concentrations in history and political science, as well as Master of Education degrees in history and political science.
These programs provide students with the training in general education, history, social sciences, and professional education necessary for working effectively as social studies teachers in grades 9-12, and equip graduates with a broad comprehension of the role of the instructor as a facilitator of learning. The Department of Government and History is committed to the mission of Fayetteville State University in accommodating the higher educational needs of its students and providing life-long experiences and cultural opportunities for members of its immediate and extended communities.