Department of History and Political Science

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About History, Political Science, Geography and African-American Studies


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
Updated 7/17/2020

Contact Info

515 Orr Dr.
462 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

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