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Welcome to the Department of History, Political Science and Social Science web page! Thank you for your interest and please know that we are always available to help you. In addition to this page, we have provided a number of other ways for you to contact us. By perusing our web page you will find that we have assembled a large assortment of helpful information on our faculty, majors, curriculum, departmental groups, exciting links to other places, and more. We hope the information contained in our page will be helpful and answer most of your questions. If you have suggestions for improving our page, please e-mail them to us. We want our page to be as helpful as possible.

Kevin Klein

Whenever you are on campus, please accept our invitation to visit our department which is located in the Ganus Building. We look forward to meeting you and sharing further detailed information about our programs of study and how these programs can help you attain your educational and career goals. 

Kevin Klein, Chairman 

The mission of the Department of History and Social Science is to:

  • Teach students the concepts concerning the social forces and institutions which affect civilization;
  • Teach the fundamental principles underlying enlightened citizenship and a global perspective;
  • Prepare teachers for elementary and secondary schools;
  • Help students acquire a foundation for graduate study in history, political science, and social science;
  • Provide the preprofessional background and skills for the fields of law, government service, and other professions.
AP/Clep Credit

The Department of History and Social Science grants credit for AP and CLEP examination scores as per the following schedule.  If you need further information on these programs, please contact us.

Advanced Placement Credit

AP CourseAP Examination ScoreHarding CourseCredit Hours
European History3Hist 110 or 1113
Government & Politics3Pols 2053
U.S. History3Hist 101 or 1023
U.S. History4Hist 101 and  1026


CLEP Subject Examinations

Subject ExaminationCut ScoreCollege CourseCredit Earned
American Government65Pols 2053
History of U.S. I59Hist 1013
History of U.S. II59Hist 1023
Western Civilization I57Hist 1103
Western Civilization II57Hist 1113
Other Resources

Links for Historians

Links for Pre-Law Students

Links for Political Scientists

Contact Us

History & Social Science Department


FAX: 501-279-4626