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 statewide pool of applicants as the 2014 recipient of the Pringle Scholarship through the Arkansas Community Foundation. She earned this… Read More

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SAU History alum gets dream internship at Smithsonian

By Bridget Wood After graduating in December with a B.A. in History, I was left wondering “What should I do now?” Last year I applied for several summer internships with the world’s largest museum and research complex—The Smithsonian Institution—hoping I would be awarded a position that could give me experience toward a Museum Studies career.