History, Political Science & Geography

The Department of History, Political Science, and Geography offers degrees that prepare students for a wide range of careers.

Graduates in history enter a variety of professional fields and work as historians in government agencies, archives, museums, libraries, and non-profit institutions. Those earning degrees in political science understand the governing process and its relationship to complex issues arising in a modern society. Political science graduates are also prepared for many professions and find employment in both the private and public sector.

The department also provides a curriculum for history or political science majors who plan to enter law school following graduation.

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Student’s commitment to service earns scholarship

Gabrielle Davis has a big heart and big plans for her future, and she never thought about taking her ambitions anywhere other than Southern Arkansas University. Davis, 18 of Magnolia, was recently selected among a […]

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SAU History alum gets dream internship at Smithsonian

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SAU endowment sends first recipient to nation’s capital for legislative internship

A Southern Arkansas University endowment two decades in the making has its first recipient spending the summer in our nation’s capital for a career-boosting internship. Cody Burkham, a senior political science and history major from […]


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