The Department of History and Political Science pursues the integration of a biblically-based philosophy of history and politics with the best of current scholarship. Students in the department have the opportunity to engage coursework covering the span of American History, the roots of United States politics and government, the breadth of European history, culture and ideas, as well as courses covering non-Western societies. Throughout our courses and scholarship, our committed department faculty invest our students with an excellence of academic thought and Christian life.
Areas of Study
The History and Political Science department at Olivet Nazarene University offers conceptual frameworks that are both rigorous and innovative. As students determine their aptitude and what career path they want to pursue, their professors help them customize their education to be best prepared for the future.
Social Science Education
Students in the History and Political Science department have numerous ways to pursue learning experiences outside the classroom. Students can participate in multiple study abroad opportunities through Olivet Nazarene University, the CCCU, and other affiliated programs. Our department faculty also lead students on an annual week-long immersive experience in Washington D.C. where we focus on political structures and activism. Through collaborations with local organizations like the Kankakee County Museum, students in our department can also gain valuable internship experience in the burgeoning fields of public history and museum studies.