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History & Political Science

  • Learning from the Past

    Contact us!

    Dr. Mark Gentry 
    p. 814.472.3059

    Meet Our Faculty

    History and Political Science are gateway majors to a world of possibilities. These disciplines address the core of who we are as citizens and our place in history, and can prepare you for service and leadership on both a local and global stage. At Saint Francis we will help you cultivate and strengthen your critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills and the professional attributes and qualities needed for career success. Come to SFU and see where your gateway might lead you.

    Our students come from all walks of life with a variety of interests, points-of-view and passions. Like them, you will experience many different opportunities, be challenged to reach higher and go far, and have your skills and abilities nurtured by a caring faculty. You will grow and gain the confidence to dream of possibilities beyond anything you might have imagined. You will also find it a place to forge lasting friendships with your fellow students and have a little fun along the way.

    Department Highlights

    • Department Fellowships ($2,000/year for four years of study) for qualified applicants
    • Internship opportunities from Harrisburg, PA to Washington, DC. and beyond
    • Study abroad opportunities built around your interests and passions
    • Student research, service learning and individualized study opportunities
    • Alumni available to serve as career mentors
    • Current students to serve as peer mentors
    • Full-time Ph.D. faculty providing personal attention and professional curricular and career advising from summer orientation through graduation
    • Small classes in upper division courses and a student-faculty ration of 10:1
    • The flexibility to choose a second major or minors from other disciplines
    • A Pre-Law Concentration is available with any major