Centenary's broad liberal arts education allows a strong foundation for a student's application into law school.
The Department of History and Political Science is designed to make an essential contribution to a liberal arts education. Students pursuing degrees in either history or political science will gain a comprehensive and integrated knowledge of history; the training necessary for more advanced study in history and political science; and the practical knowledge of historical and political developments. These are all essential parts of preparing students who expect to enter the professions of law, government service, politics, education, and business.
Students who choose majors in history or political science will engage in a distinctive set of educational experiences. Professors direct majors in conducting research and engaging in critical thinking and reading. They guide students not only in mastering information but also in skillfully communicating their own conclusions by speaking and writing effectively. The department provides students with the critical reasoning and analytical skills that lead to success.