Professor and Chair, Social Sciences & Education
Studying history and political studies shows employers, graduate schools and law programs that you understand and retain large amounts of information; think independently, critically and creatively; write clearly and concisely; effectively present information to audiences; and conduct research with a sharp eye for essential facts and details. Studying what you love at Colby-Sawyer means a fulfilling educational experience and a future with unlimited options.
A required internship allows you to enhance your academics with experience related to your specific interest in history or politics. Choose from a variety of local, national and international settings, including the nation’s capital through Colby-Sawyer’s affiliation with the Washington Internship Institute, a nonprofit educational organization that matches you with semester-long internships in D.C.
Successful leaders from a variety of industries studied history and politics — now it’s your turn to take the lead. Choose from career paths in law, journalism, public relations, writing, fundraising, administration, education, politics and government service, or navigate your way into business or the arts.
Graduate school partnerships mean you have options to continue your education. Choose a dual-degree law program through Colby-Sawyer’s relationship with Vermont Law School or take advantage of our partnerships with Plymouth State University, Wheelock College and Springfield College to easily transition to post-baccalaureate and teacher certification programs immediately following graduation.