Political Science Overview
Chair of the Department of History and Political Science: Francesca Vassallo, 55 Exeter Street, Portland
Program Coordinator for History: Eileen Eagan, 55 Exeter Street, Portland
Professors: Faksh, Associate Professors: Klotz, Kuzma, Schmidt, Vassallo; Associate Professor Kuzma is serving as Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science.
With a synergy of two close disciplines, the History Program and the Political Science program have joined together into the same department to expand their curriculum and course offerings to their students. The department offers two distinct majors: a B.A. degree in History and a B.A. degree in Political Science. The two programs deliver a variety of courses, often interconnected, that are of interest to students in both majors
Additionally, the faculties in the department offer a minor in History and a minor in Political Science. It is common for a student majoring in one program to be able to quickly add a minor in the other program, as there is a well-coordinated schedule of classes that allow students to maximize their studies and earn their degrees in a more effective manner.