Welcome to the Department of History & Political Science

Why Major in History / Poli-Sci at VU?

The career path of a History/Political Science major is one of the broadest in all of academia.

Our majors are taught to be excellent writers and critical thinkers. These skills will serve you well in any profession.

Being a HPS major does not limit you to teaching or law, but expands your options by giving you the intellectual tools you need to work in the real world in just about any profession.

Recent News

Students Inducted into Honor Societies

The History & Political Science Department inducted students…

Congratulations to HPS Major Alwin Nocom

Alwin Nocom, History/Political Science major, represented California…

Commencement 2016

Congratulations to the 2015-16 History & Political Science…

HPS Students Receive Awards

The University Awards Chapel was held on April 21, 2016.  Three…

2016 Spring Colloquium

The 27th Annual Social Sciences Spring Colloquium was held on…

Write for Rights Award

In December 2015, Dr. Kristen Lashua's History of Human Rights…

HPS faculty and students attend 2016 PAT Conference

History professors Dr. John Wilson and Dr. Kristen Lashua along…

WWII Veterans Speak in U.S. History Classes

On April 8, 2016, Dr. Kristen Lashua’s U.S. History classes…

Write for Rights

This past December, the seventeen students of Dr. Lashua’s…