Department of Government and History
The mission of the Government and History Department is to provide high-quality educational programs and services in Political Science, History, Philosophy, Geography, Intelligence Studies, Professional Studies, Environmental Sustainability, and Fire and Emergency Services Administration. A major goal of the department's multi-disciplinary faculty is to help students develop key skills and foundational knowledge in the foregoing areas. By offering courses in realms ranging from critical thinking, the humanities, and social science to ethics, civic engagement, and global literacy, departmental faculty strive to empower students with the skills and knowledge they will need to excel in their chosen professions and become effective twenty-first century global citizens. The department will endeavor through its internship programs and work closely with institutional partners, providing career pathways for all majors that will assure transition into meaningful jobs in their chosen field. Through teaching, research, and service, the Government and History Department faculty aim to promote the cultural, social, and economic well-being of the residents of the region and the nation.