Department of History and Political Science

Congratulations to our
Spring 2020 Graduates!

Department of History, Political Science, Geography & African-American Studies

COVID 19 Update
As a department, our goal is to ensure every student has the opportunity to complete the semester. Therefore, we have transitioned to remote instruction for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. If you have any questions or concerns, never hesitate to email or call the department. Please see the below information as it relates to the modified grading procedures.

 FAMU SPRING 2020 MODIFIED GRADING POLICY: Florida A&M University has modified the Grading Policy to allow students the option of receiving either a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) or letter grade (A/B/C/D/F) in courses that are approved to offer the S/U grade. All students (except those at the College of Law) will have the option to request the S/U option for eligible courses. Visit the Office of the Registrar's website for additional information.

All students (except Graduate Distance Learning and Dual Enrollment) have the option to request the S/U option for eligible courses. You can place this request at your Student Center in iRattler (except student-athletes) from Wednesday, April 15 through Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Visit the Office of the Registrar's website for additional information.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - MODIFIED GRADING POLICY: The list of Frequently Asked Questions provides a compilation of the most common inquiries students have made regarding the Spring 2020 Modified Grading Policy.

Please continue to practice health and safe social spacing precautions to protect yourself during this global pandemic. Visit for FAMU's COVID-19 updates. Stay Safe!
Updated 4/17/20

The primary objective of the Department is to provide all students and faculty the opportunity and supportive environment for excellence in study, learning, teaching, research, and service. Focusing on significant social, historical, political, geographical, and economic issues and problems, students utilize the best available theoretical framework and empirical research in acquiring functional knowledge for understanding problems of the human condition.

The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate study. Undergraduate degrees include the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science. The graduate degree is the Master of Applied Social Sciences.

We offer five (5) undergraduate degrees and one master's degree with a choice of four concentrations.

Undergraduate degrees:
Masters of Applied Social Sciences with concentrations in:
Welcome to the Department of History, Political Science, Geography and African-American Studies.

Dr. Gary Paul, chair

Contact Info

515 Orr Dr.
462 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: (850)599-3447
F: (850)599-3950