Department of History & Government

Each of the political and cultural decisions of yesterday has shaped how we live and govern today. At Bowie State, dedicated faculty bring their extensive knowledge of U.S. and world history, government and politics to the classroom – preparing students to become the next generation of leaders.  The Department of History & Government offers multiple options to personalize studies and achieve individual career goals. And with nine diverse minors including Pre-Law, International Studies and Women’s Studies, graduates leave campus ready to chart a positive path forward for our community and the world.

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As a history and government major, you will gain a broad understanding of the complex historical, social, economic and political forces within society. In addition to building strong critical thinking skills, you will also:

  • Identify key factors that connect and differentiate significant historical periods.
  • Analyze political and cultural activities, behavior and trends throughout history.
  • Study ancient African and European civilizations and their impact on the world.
  • Compare thinkers, philosophers and leaders who have made significant contributions to political thought.

Examine the inner workings of government and major policy areas, including civil rights, budgets and spending, crime and punishment, and economic growth.