Why History and Political Science?
Majoring in history or political science might be an especially good choice for you if you plan to teach at the secondary or college level, work in government or other areas of public service, study law, pursue a church-related vocation, or enter professions such as business, journalism, or communication. And if you're still unsure about your future career direction, studying history or political science is an excellent and intellectually stimulating way to keep a great many options open. You'll find promising career opportunities in areas such as marketing, management training, the social sciences, broadcasting, political campaigns, paralegal services, and charitable organizations.
Students of history and political science at Carson-Newman have been accepted into many fine law schools and into highly regarded master's degree and doctoral degree programs. For example, our students have entered law school at Yale, Georgetown, Duke, Vanderbilt, Emory, Wake Forest, and Campbell Universities as well as the University of Tennessee, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Samford University, and the University of Virginia. Other graduates have pursued advanced degrees in the humanities and social sciences at several of those institutions as well as at schools such as Candler School of Theology at Emory University, the University of Missouri, American University, and the University of South Carolina.