The History and Government Department contributes to Bowie State University's major mission as a regional comprehensive liberal arts university. It provides an atmosphere that promotes intellectual development, scholarship, and critical thinking for its diverse group of students. Students who major in history and government have the opportunity to experience the responsibilities and rewards of leadership. This combination of learning and personal challenge enables the graduates to face the demands of an ever-changing world in the 21st century with confidence and authority.
Consonant with Bowie State University's mission as an institution of higher learning committed to a tradition of free inquiry, the goals of the department are:
- To foster an atmosphere conducive to the fruitful exchange of ideas among students and faculty.
- To train students proficiently in content and methodology in the departmental concentrations of their choice.
- To provide opportunities for critical study which will build marketable skills in a variety of fields.
- To give students in the concentrations a level of training which will enable them to succeed in graduate studies, professional schools, and careers in academia, government, and business.
The Annual Departmental Awards for Academic Performance