Investigate political dynamics and the history that contextualizes our world’s present and future

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.

History Major

At Centenary, professors direct majors in conducting research and engaging in critical thinking and reading. They guide students not only in mastering information but in skillfully communicating their own conclusions by speaking and writing effectively.

Political Science Major

The Department provides students with the critical reasoning and analytical skills that lead to success. A committment to developing excellence in written and oral expression separates political science from other majors. The ideal major for pre-law and international studies students, virtually all political science majors are successful in gaining admission to nationally ranked law, graduate, and professional schools.

Washington Semester Program

The Washington Semester Program allows students to spend a semester either abroad or in Washington studying and experiencing a variety of fields.

Pre-Law

Centenary's broad liberal arts education allows a strong foundation for a student's application into law school.

Contact Info

Chad Fulwider

Department Chair


Magale Library Basement, Room 23A