Department of History & Political Science

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Welcome to Wingate University’s Department of History and Political Science.  We are the second largest program in the Cannon College of Arts and Sciences, featuring seven full-time faculty. Our faculty currently instruct three of the six required global perspective courses (which received national recognition by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni).

Our faculty members teach all regions of the world and various themes, such as social and cultural movements, religion, migration, political institutions as well as war and society.  Faculty members use a variety of research and teaching methods, bringing a wide range of perspectives and topics into our classrooms.


Our department offers a major in history and minors in History, Political Science, International Studies, and Social Science. Many of our history majors also minor in Legal Studies if they plan to go on to Law School, Women’s Studies if they anticipate careers in human sciences and humanities, or a number of other related fields, such as communication, sociology, psychology, or criminal justice. If you are interested in majoring in history at Wingate University, please search around our site and learn more about us.