When you study and major in History and Government at Bowie State University, with concentration in either history or government, you will have the opportunity to experience the responsibilities and rewards of combining theory with practice that will prepare students for leadership positions in the public or private sector. This combination of learning and personal challenge enables graduates to face the demands of the twenty-first century with confidence.
The Bowie State University History & Government Department offers an interdisciplinary degree program in history and government with concentrations in History, History Education (Social Studies), and Government with minors in multiple fields. The program aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the complex historical, social, economic, and political forces within society, and it seeks to promote students’ critical thinking skills. Students who choose either history or the government sequence may pursue either a B.A. or B.S. degree. Students who choose the history education (social studies) program must pursue a B.S. degree. To receive a B.A. or B.S. in History and Government, the student must complete 120 semester hours. To receive a B.S. in History and Government with a history education (social studies) concentration, the student must complete 128/129 semester hours. Each minor program has its required number of credit hours (as indicated below).
B.A./B.S.– History and Government
B.S. –History and Government
Minor Programs in the following fields
What Students will learn:
Students who completed the program will have a broad understanding of the complex historical, social, economic, and political forces within society, and the ability to engage in analytical and critical thinking on tough societal issues and social problems in a variety of public and private settings. You’ll be equipped to continue your education at the graduate level and be able to pursue rigorous scholarly research in the chosen field of study. The sequence of courses will train students proficiently in content and methodology, enable them build marketable skills needed in today’s market economy, and empower them to succeed in their graduate studies and professional schools or successfully pursue careers in academia, government or business.
Program courses are structured and sequenced to train students to become proficient in content and methodology in the departmental concentrations of their choice; provide opportunities for critical thinking and analysis; and prepare them for entry into the history and government fields with the knowledge, skills, and values appropriate for generalist practice. Generalist involves:
Advocate & Organizer
Editor & Public Relations
Human Rights Officer or Attorney
Marketing & Advertising Consultant
Administrator: Government or Corporate
Communication Director/Speech Writer
Journalist/Public Relations Specialist
Political or Campaign Strategist
Web Content Manager
|Primary Contact Person:||M. Sammye Miller, PhD
Professor of History and Chairman
301-860-3664 or 3600
|Administrative Assistant:||Betty A. Carrico
301-860-3600 or 3601
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