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History & Political Science


Courses in History and Political Science seek to provide a general understanding of the framework of the past, to provide a basis for comprehending the dynamic forces that shape events, and to develop a sense of perspective with which to view the trends of the present world. The major is recommended for students preparing for secondary teaching, graduate study in History or Political Science, or the study of law.

Minors are available in:

Political Science



The Major Has Four Tracks

  • History
  • History with Teacher Certification
  • Political Science
  • Political Science with Pre-Law Emphasis
Career Opportunities
Law Enforcement
Legislative Assistant
Museum Work
Non-Profit Organizations
Policy Aanlyst
Political Consultant
Public Administration
Student Characteristics
Critical Thinker
Detail Oriented
Interpersonal Skills
Writing Skills

Staff Contacts

Dr. Erika Quinn

Professor - History & Division Chair (309) 467-6417

Burgess 201A

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Junius Rodriguez

Professor of History (309) 467-6416

Burgess Hall – Room 201C

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“The political science program has aided me in developing an international perspective and the ability to apply historical narrative to the pressing issues of our time.”"

Bobby Mathius, Class of 2017


Eureka graduates are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.